Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

London Communications Agency director Luke Blair has written this week's public sector column on the importance of creativity in the public sector. To read it, go to and click on public sector.

LGInsight has revealed that the public does not believe politicians will deal with the aftermath of the riots as they failed to address the causes. Twenty-four per cent of Britons thought politicians in general handled the riots well, compared with 65 per cent who thought the police did.

Martin Thomas, a former North Yorkshire Council press officer,has been fined £100 by Northallerton Magistrates' Court for importing bottles of illegal drug GBL. Thomas imported 14 packages from Holland. He was dismissed from his job.

East Lindsey District Council is running a consultation called Street Talking, which sees the council taking a branded stall in the district's market to explain what the council does, why it has made certain policy decisions and to get feedback.

RM Education has hired Bottle PR following a competitive pitch. RM Education provides products ranging from classroom resources to systems for marking exams.

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