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248 weeks ago, by Jackie
What a waste.
Just received a leaflet through the door from the safer neighbourhood team. It says they're putting more police on the streets, moving them around to follow where the crime is, and giving me their contact details.

Four pages that I can summarise as "We're doing our job."

Oh good, that's what I assumed they were doing. Perhaps they could have saved the money on the leaflet.
247 weeks ago, by James
The problem that the police have is all the publicity that crime gets. They're constantly having to work against the media so that people don't think we're living in a dystopian crime zone. A few years ago I noticed that every time a police spokesman came on the TV or radio they finished with 'Thankfully crimes like this are rare'. It was clearly a PR coordinated effort.
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I run a writing and design agency that specialises in making complex information appear simple. I spend two-thirds of my time doing hands-on copywriting, and one-third training other people how to do it themselves (mostly for websites, newsletters and social media). My experience comes from over three decades in the marcomms industry, spanning copywriting, graphic design, print, web design, sales promotion, brand identity and much more. Before going freelance in 2001, I worked my way up to Senior Manager level in the corporate world, with a team of 12 graphic designers and copywriters reporting to me. I have also worked as an insurance clerk, a barmaid and a tea-lady.
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