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Kindred is to make a 'small number' of redundancies at its Leeds office. The agency, which employs eight to ten staff, is currently in consultation. Kindred MD Nick Mustoe said that the office would remain open. He blamed the move on purdah plus the end of a large contract.

Nick Mustoe: redundancies
Nick Mustoe: redundancies

London Borough of Hillingdon head of corporate comms David Holdstock has written this week's column on the reputational impact of a new government on public sector comms. To read it, go to

ICE has been appointed by NHS Coventry on a city-wide campaign to promote physical activity. It includes a social marketing campaign to tackle drinking alcohol during pregnancy, a GP health services information pack and an internal video.

VisitBritain press and PR manager Elliott Frisby has been appointed as communications director for the World Travel & Tourism Council. He starts this week.

LGcomms is offering ten heavily discounted places for this year's LGcomms conference (Leeds, 25-28 May) to 'outstanding young communicators'. Those wishing to apply for a £100 fast-track place should ask their manager to write 200 words on why they should be attending the conference and email it to

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