The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has issued a tender for seven advisers to controversial mayor Lutfur Rahman, with a value of up to £1.2m in total.
Harrow Council has issued a tender for internal and external comms services as it seeks to weather £75m of cuts over the next five years.
Haringey Council has hired Simon Jones to lead comms as parts of the borough undergo major redevelopment.
Brent Council has called in Rob Mansfield to lead comms as it grapples with the prospect of having to make £100m in cuts.
The Metropolitan Police ignored its own press policy to deliberately smear a police officer who brought a successful claim of race and sex discrimination against the force, a tribunal has found.
Tower Hamlets Council spent £128,000 of taxpayers' money on PR and lawyers as part of attempts to first block a BBC programme about its controversial mayor, Lutfur Rahman, and then train Rahman to appear on it.
The Times journalist who helped uncover the Rotherham child abuse scandal has attacked Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of previous inquiries and warned its successors not to be "tempted to chase leaks rather than act on their failings".
A senior comms figure has defended the use of social media by police after it emerged forces in England and Wales have conducted 828 investigations into the use of social media by staff over the past five years.
Aberdeen City Council has welcomed the global publicity generated by a "somewhat amusing" error on the cover of its magazine for housing tenants, Newsbite.
LGcommunications has stood in solidarity with new government moves to stop local authorities banning the public from tweeting or filming at council meetings.
The Department for Communities and Local Government is promoting its fire safety message for just £30,000 by teaming up with the marketers of kids' movie How To Train Your Dragon 2.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has appointed Matt Tee, the former permanent secretary for government comms, as its first chief executive.
The Government will not be replacing Unity on its PR roster following the agency quitting in protest at what it dubbed a "fundamentally flawed" system.
Bob Wade Media has won a contract to provide a media and comms service for the Emergency Planning Society.
The heat generated by two recent child protection stories shows the need for better relations between social care workers and their press offices.
This week the CIPR introduces a new package of measures helping PR women navigate maternity leave. Board member and chair of the Professional Practices Committe Sarah Hall explains why this is so important.
Former Walsall Council senior press officer Dan Slee reflects on how public sector communicators should react to bad news such as the catalogue of sexual abuse uncovered in Rotherham.
The Scottish independence campaign kicked off for real last night with a TV debate between First Minister Alex Salmond and former Chancellor Alistair Darling.
Ex-european director of external communications at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Debbie Spitz, shares her tips on how to get the best from, and even enjoy, networking.
You don't need to be Machiavellian to rid departments of unaccountable 'embedded' communicators.
Select committees now have a high profile and an effect on public policy. But there's still room for improvement.
A council's reputation can be destroyed in a few hours if you aren't prepared and fail to move fast during a crisis.
'Team Hague' failed to make the right impression when its message got lost among 'Brangelina' fever
Stop telling us to 'spin' says Cormac Smith, chairman of LGcommunications.
London Communications Agency director Suzi Lawrence has worked three days a week since returning from maternity leave in May 2013. Here, she and LCA co-founder Jonny Popper discuss the process by which they have both made this work.
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The World Bank has hired Jeremy Hillman from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead comms as it seeks to "tell a strong story" about its role in global affairs amid a major restructure.
David Plouffe "will be managing all global policy and political activities, communications, and Uber branding efforts," the company's CEO, Travis Kalanick, wrote in a blog post on the hire.
Lord Chadlington has denied that a shareholder revolt led to him stepping down as CEO of Huntsworth, stating he made the decision to depart last year.
New business and client spending are on the rise for PR agencies but over-servicing continues to present a problem, the PRCA's latest Consultancy Barometer has revealed.
Both will offer public policy advice and communications counsel to corporate, association, and nonprofit clients in the newly created roles.
Fishburn has expanded its public affairs team with the appointment of Downing Street press officer Ben Crosland as an associate director.
Several special advisers including former Hanover consultant James Wild are following their senior Conservative bosses to new departments.