Katie’s Story

Almost two years ago, I had just completed my MA Librarianship and was looking forward to finding a job to put everything I had learned over the years into practise. However, after submitting numerous applications and attending some interviews resulting in no offer of work, my mental health has taken a turn for the worse. …

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Maggs Day Centre Malvern

32,220 households were deemed to be homeless between April and June 2019 – an increase of 23% on the same time period in 2018. Which makes the newly opened Maggs Day Centre Malvern even more important. On Tuesdays and Fridays from 8am to 1pm the Day Centre provides vital front line support and humanitarian relief …

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Safer Internet Day 2020 at Warndon Library by James Robertson

The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In 2020, Safer Internet Day in the UK will encourage people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. On the 7th and …

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Budget Smartphones

I was recently asked to find a cheap smartphone for someone. Their current phone is a Windows mobile, but Microsoft will not be supporting these. Security updates stop on the 10th of December and other services will be shut down in March 2020. With high-end phones from major manufacturers costing over £1000, is it possible …

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Another way to choose your broadband

One of Labour’s most eye catching manifesto promises is to deliver free full-fibre broadband for all by 2030. Full-fibre broadband is defined as reaching speeds of over 1000Mbps. According to Ofcom only 2.5 million properties currently have access to full-fibre, compared to 28 million homes which can access superfast broadband (defined as downloads speeds of …

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