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The Department for Communities and Local Government is to issue the latest Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity imminently.

The code is expected to issue harsh directives against councils using public affairs agency services, plus council publications with a high frequency.

Quantum Public Relations has appointed Jane Howard, former chairman of Mandate, as a non-executive director. She will act in an advisory capacity, identifying new business opportunities and reviewing the offer that the consultancy promotes.

LGcomms has written to more than 40 local authorities that have football league clubs in their local area, to encourage joint working between authorities and teams to promote health, improve education and increase participation in sport.

In addition, LGcomms is forging ties with the Association for Healthcare Communications & Marketing and FirePRO, the voice of comms professionals in the UK fire and rescue service.

NHS Coventry comms officer Suman Ghaiwal has gone on secondment to University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick, covering Emma Spencer, who is on maternity leave.

Comms manager Yvonne White will be the contact for media enquiries.

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