Category Archives: media

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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Adapt and survive

I was very sad to learn a few days ago of the end of the line for the Oldham Chronicle newspaper. After 160 years the daily newspaper closed with around 50 people losing their jobs. The loss of the jobs … Continue reading

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Stepping forward

If recent events have taught us anything it is that we need experts in communication roles. For years we have been asking the question why isn’t communication given a seat at the top table and how can PR and communication … Continue reading

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Watching the clock

I have done a lot of travelling this week which means thinking time mainly on one of many long train journeys. It has been an opportunity to reflect on a few things including where I am in life. I am … Continue reading

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Reflecting on six months work

Six months ago I was in a reflective mood at the start of 2017. It is a time when many people are outlining their New Year resolutions and looking at what they can predict for the future. The topic was … Continue reading

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