Bell joins from her role as comms executive for Laing O'Rourke, but has previously worked as press and PR officer for the BBC, dealing with external publicity for the South and South East. She also worked in the press office at Kent Police for more than four years, handling media enquiries and crisis comms.
Lancashire County Council has launched a behaviour change campaign to tackle drivers who do not wear seatbelts. The campaign was prompted by figures showing almost a quarter of the people who died on Lancashire's roads in the past two years were not wearing their seatbelts.
The campaign is targeting 25- to 44-year-old white British men in Lancashire, who were identified as being the most likely not to wear a seatbelt.
Only one in ten members of the British public thinks the coalition Government has had a positive impact on charities to date, with four times that number disagreeing there has been any such positive impact, according to research by nfpSynergy.
Chorley Council held its first ever live question and answer session over Twitter last Wednesday, to give residents the chance to ask questions about the council's new food waste collection service.