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Google bus is spreading the digital news

IT’S a Friday morning in Rotherham town centre and the training staff aboard Google’s Digital Garage bus are doing a brisk trade.

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May King Tsang, digital coach at Sheffield's Google Garage.

Digital Garage can change lives

Today, most of us are spending hours online, and nearly a third of this time is spent on social media.

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Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

Sheffield inventor goes mobile to raise digital skills

WHEN Sheffield inventor Richard O’Neill began to read with increasing concern data showing how lacking British workers were when it came to digital skills, he decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Elijah Lawal, Google's communications manager for the UK and Ireland.

Google joins forces with Which? to launch a new online safety course

GOOGLE has expanded its inventory of initiatives to boost the UK’s digital skill levels by teaming up with consumer body Which? to launch a new course in online safety.

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Harrogate-based handyman Jonathon Blackburn, whose business, The Houseman, is flourishing after he implemented skills he learned at Google's Digital Garage in Leeds, now employs eight people.

Google’s handy tips turn firm’s fortunes

A Harrogate-based handyman has turned his property maintenance business around after receiving free digital skills training from internet giant Google. Two-and-a-half years on, the business is now receiving £30,000 a month of new business wins.

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Lucas Jedrzejaks most recent project has seen him travel to over 30 countries covering the refugee crisis. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Digital Garage 
helps filmmaker boost audience

An independent film director who has travelled around the world documenting the refugee crisis is learning essential skills at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield to help raise further awareness of the cause.

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Northern rail strikes in October: Everything you need to know

Northern rail strikes in October: Everything you need to know

There will be more strikes affecting Northern rail services next week in an ongoing dispute.

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Video: Free advice and training at Google's Digital Garage helps firms reach new heights

In the cut-throat world of digital commerce, even an established business can use a little advice.

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on site: The Digital Garage is a place where anyone can come and learn how to harness the power of the internet. Picture: Chris Etchells

Pearl, 75, now an IT whizz thanks to Google

A chance encounter with Google’s Digital Garage in Sheffield has helped transform Pearl Page-Green from a part-time IT user into a ‘gadget granny’.

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Google's Digital Garage in Sheffield. Amy Coghlan of Attercliffe-based Plastic Tokens

Google coach on how to make a firm fly online

It’s not just big established businesses that can have a strong presence online. Here are ways in which you can be found more easily and attract new customers.

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Journalist apprenticeship scheme launched

Journalist apprenticeship scheme launched

Have you always dreamt of being a journalist?

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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Ashley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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VIDEO: KLM plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport

KLM airline boss Warner Rootliep has revealed plans to soar passenger numbers at Leeds Bradford Airport - establishing it as Yorkshire's gateway to the world.
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Love Pocklington (from left) Ruth Rowland, Vice Chair of the Pocklington Traders Association; Caroline Hollingsworth, owner of Mouse House Floral Designs; Ruth Hodgson, Deputy Mayoress and Secretary of the Traders Association; Sam Storey, Chair of the Traders Association; Simon Hudson, Managing Director of Love Pocklington; and Sophie Metcalfe, Creative Director of Love Pocklington.

New set to boost economy and attract more shoppers

A new scheme aiming to bring more shoppers to Pocklington is set to launch today, and is generating a lot of interest with businesses and residents of the town.

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Joel Hallewell

The sky’s the limit for Wilberfoss teenager Joel

Flying high is a Wilberfoss teenager who is raising money to take part in the gliding world championships next year.

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Flamborough Lighthouse

Take a scenic journey through the Wolds with the Humber 250 Trail

The Humber Museums Partnership, a consortium of Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Museums Services, is excited to announce the launch of its latest project – The Humber 250 trail.

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VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Businesses working together at the Pocklington pop-up café

Businesses working together at the Pocklington pop-up café

Experts are excited to offer up their wisdom to businesses and startups at the Pocklington Pop-up Business Café on Thursday June 15.

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Record-breaking crowd for epic 2017 Tour de Yorkshire finale

Record-breaking crowd for epic 2017 Tour de Yorkshire finale

A record one million fans turned out to watch the epic finale to the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire which saw Serge Pauwels claim the stage and overall victory.
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