Category Archives: crime

Who really matters?

It is easy to sit in a communication ivory tower where you decide what to do and then do it. You can be creative and have ideas that will be award-winning. And you can carry on like this for years … Continue reading

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My beautiful laundrette

We take a lot of things for granted in this life and I started to realise how much I valued my washing machine when it broke. It meant I had to do something I have never tried before – visiting … Continue reading

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Six of the best

A world away from Manchester, England I found myself sat listening to the head of communications for NATO talking about dealing with a crisis this week. It was one of those pinch me moments to make sure I was really … Continue reading

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Love it or hate it?

Police communication has been my focus for 20 years and I remain as passionate about it today as I was when I eagerly arrived for my first day on the job in 1999. It is the opportunity to really help … Continue reading

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My PR

I wasn’t going to write about the Radio 4 Media Show debate on PR but after mulling over the discussion I feel I must. I will start with a confession that I started my working life as a journalist but … Continue reading

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The reason why

I have had a brief break from blogging due to some issues at home that have required more than my full attention. But just over a week ago I had a conversation that has stayed with me. It was an … Continue reading

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The reason why

People go to work for all kinds of reasons and get many different things from the experience. All are equally valid whether it is to put food on the table or to help others it doesn’t matter. These things are … Continue reading

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Farewell Crimewatch 

I feel I have to use today’s blog to consider the demise of the BBC’s Crimewatch programme. After many years it has disappeared from our television screens which is probably a lot to do with the changes in society. But … Continue reading

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The curtain comes down

Well, I have just watched the final episode of the BBC2 documentary The Detectives and I have had a little cry. I know the cases from the work the team have done to provide information to the media at the … Continue reading

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Crisis? What crisis?

The team were lucky enough this week to pick up the Public Sector Communication Award for communicating in a crisis. I am incredibly proud of the team and the work they have done during the past four months. But the … Continue reading

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