A sexual health and HIV care clinic in London has issued a public apology via Twitter and contacted individuals affected after confidential patient data was accidentally shared on email.
Public affairs firms have warned the Scottish Government to drop criminal sanctions as part of measures to be introduced in a new Lobbying Bill.
The UKIP leader's announcement that he does not want to spearhead the official campaign for the UK's exit from the EU still leaves room for him to make noise ahead of the referendum, public affairs consultants say - although they differ in their views of the implications of this.
The comms manager at a Kent council has published his debut novel, a tale of sex, scandal, intrigue, politics and death whose central character's career mirrors that of his PR man author.
The Met Office head of comms says she will emphasise the broader role the weather forecasting agency plays in UK life after the well-publicised loss of its BBC contract - but says there is no need for a major overhaul of its PR strategy.
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has awarded Washington, D.C. public affairs and comms firm Agenda and global marketing and comms group Engine a five-year framework agreement covering various comms activities.
The 'sweaty-gate' affair together with the Department for Work and Pensions' fictional case studies might suggest such fakery is alive and well in PR and comms land, much to the chagrin of the industry. But journalists are also complicit in this game, leaving readers to guess whether the subjects of so-called 'real life' stories are just playing a part. How widespread is the practice and can it ever be justified, asks Ian Griggs.
Both the Department for Education and the Cabinet Office will bring in experienced Whitehall figures as their new heads of comms in the coming weeks.
The Department for Work and Pensions has been forced to admit to using comments and images from fake claimants in a leaflet designed to demonstrate the positive impact of a controversial government policy.
Annual government spending on comms increased by nearly 20 per cent in the year running up to the general election, bucking the trend of cuts in this area since 2009/10.
Kingston Council in London is launching an ad campaign, which includes a defecating dog and a man urinating into his fireplace, to dissuade littering and foster a new relationship between council and residents.
The deputy leader of UKIP will write to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan urging her to ban schools from using a number of European Union-published cartoons promoting the EU's work.
David Cameron has pushed the issue of extremism on to the national social agenda, meaning PRs cannot afford to ignore it.
You wouldn't treat your tailor or your new lover this way so why is it OK in competitive pitches, asks Hamish Thompson of Houston PR.
Social media may be the latecomers to the party but they have established themselves more quickly than any previous media, and getting the serious side right could be a matter of life and death, writes Nightingale's Lorraine Homer.
Every sector of the public purse is being squeezed and fire service comms is no exception, creating a challenge for practitioners, writes Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's head of comms Bridget Aherne.
NHS and healthcare messaging must take into account the importance and political implications of the service's efficiency agenda, says Jenny Ousbey, an associate director at Lexington Communications.
HMRC's threat to 'name and shame' tax avoiders is not the best way to motivate them to pay up and could even backfire, writes Simon Maule of Linstock Communications.
For PR professionals who are tired of having their pitch shot down in flames by journalists, it's a good idea to get the basics right before making contact, writes Hanover PR consultant Charlie Simon.
Jeremy Corbyn's campaign is an exemplar of how to use your position as the underdog in a political campaign.
The PR world has always had a large number of gay practitioners but support networks for this community remain notably absent.
For the past decade "IC is at a crossroads" has become a clichéd topic in books, conferences and online discussions.
The success of the England team at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup has only further increased my ire because it highlights the great brand hypocrisy of our time: why aren't brands investing in women's sport?
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TaxPayers' Alliance campaign director Andy Silvester - one of the PRWeek 30 Under 30 for 2015 - will return to the Institute of Directors on 9 September as its head of campaigns.
George Trefgarne, a partner at Maitland, has left to set up his own financial comms firm, which will be launched later this year.
Aileen Boughen, director of media relations at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, is to step down from her role in the autumn after 10 years.
Edelman has hired Naheed Mehta, former chief press officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to head up its global government comms division.
FleishmanHillard is to split its UK public affairs and corporate arm into two divisions, and has appointed former Teneo SVP Michelle di Leo to lead the new standalone public affairs team.
The head of PR at Wigan Council has been temporarily suspended from his duties pending a council investigation into its participation in an ITV documentary.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has appointed Antonia Bance as its new comms chief following last month's retirement of Nigel Stanley, who had held the role for 18 years.