Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

Brighton & Hove City CouncIL head of comms John Shewell has written this week's public sector column on comms and the importance of putting people first, especially at a time when cuts are being made across organisations. To read it, go to and click on public sector.

East Lindsay District Council has launched a training programme to help local trainee journalists pass their NCTJ exams.

Kent County Council has promoted Marcus Chrysostomou to head of marketing and external comms. He was formerly media manager.

South Wales Police has launched a 'U-safe' crime prevention campaign for university students, which is aimed at increasing student awareness of crime prevention.

London Fire Brigade launched a Facebook campaign, 'Share it, Save a Life', in which the brigade posted fire safety tips every day for a week.

The National Museum of Science and Industry has appointed New Scientist editor Roger Highfield as director of external affairs. The group oversees the Science Museum, the National Railway Museum and the National Media Museum.

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