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The Met Police has brought in former Channel 4 News deputy editor Martin Fewell as head of comms to replace Dick Fedorcio. Fewell's move follows the resignation of Fedorcio in March after the Met initiated disciplinary proceedings against him.

The Government slashed £387m from marketing and comms spending last year, minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has revealed.

The Parades Commission, the Northern Irish body responsible for public processions, has reappointed Stakeholder Group as its comms adviser. Stakeholder has retained the contract since 2004.

Luke Blair, director at London Communications Agency, has written about the importance of good written copy in PR. To read it, go to prweek.com/uk and click on opinion.

Oliver Relations has been called in by VisitBrighton, the tourism arm for the south coast city, for a rolling project brief. The agency will initially focus on retail, before moving on to next year's festival season.

The first post-COI comms framework closing deadline has been pushed back. Agencies now have until the end of this month to apply to submit information and get on to the Agile Route to Market.

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