Stokoe moves to Fire Brigade

Local Government Association head of news Richard Stokoe is set to take the top comms job at the body overseeing the London Fire Brigade.

Stokoe will join the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority in May as head of comms.

He will oversee a department of 34 comms staff covering press, events, internal and online comms, public affairs, marketing and in-house design functions for the brigade.

Stokoe's duties will include building on community safety and fire safety legislation campaigns, and driving a comms strategy during a period of modernisation - including proposals to change start and finish working times. [XX] Inspired art Art gallery The Lowry has chosen SKV Communications to handle an exhibition by Spencer Tunick, best known for installations of nude people. Tunick said he would use the work of LS Lowry as inspiration for 'Everyday People', from 12 June to 26 September.

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