The Public Sector Week

Peterborough City Council has appointed Sue Appleby as interim head of comms. She joins this month, having been interim comms manager at the London Borough of Brent. She replaces Caroline Parsons, who is leaving to join Athene Interims.

Peterborough town hall: new comms leader
Peterborough town hall: new comms leader

Central Office of Information director of comms Neil Martinson writes this week's column about how we need to change the way we tell stories, by replicating multimedia news organisations where content production is integrated. To read it, go to

Newcastle University has chosen Admiral PR to promote the scientific research carried out by the University's Institute of Ageing and Health. The campaign will aim to promote the university's Europe-leading status in ageing and health research.

Birmingham City Council has introduced a new messaging alert service to warn about all emergency incidents in the city. It automatically sends emergency messages based on postcode area, by email, SMS text, automated voice calls to mobile phone or landlines, pager or fax.

East Lindsey District Council has hired Lava to develop an integrated comms campaign for SO 2010, a four-day arts and culture festival to be held in July in Skegness.

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