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BEST PRACTICE - WHAT'S ON

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Seven man-made wonders...
Seven man-made wonders

Thursday 17 August, 7-7.30pm, BBC1

Amanda Parr sets out on a journey to discover the most popular man-made wonders of the south-west, ranging from Bath to Brunel's finest engineering schemes.

Dragon's den

Thursday 17 August, 8-9pm, BBC2

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own money to kick start the business.

House of crime

Thursday 17 August, 9-10pm, BBC3

Documentary series about life in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham.

Dispatches: public service, private profit

Friday 18 August, 3.55-4.50am, Channel 4

Tackles the controversial private finance initiative. Revealing how private funding of state schools and hospitals is draining hundreds of millions of pounds from front line services, while creating an elite group of publicly unaccountable PFI professionals.

Gardener's World specials: Parks

Friday 18 August, 8-9pm, BBC2

Joe Swift looks at our relationship with public parks, finding out about these great Victorian creations and what they have inspired around the world, including who is looking after our parks a they struggle to recover from serious decline.

Achieving the outcomes of Gershon in central government

Tuesday 19 September, Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1G

One day conference casting a practical eye over future initiatives aimed at achieving savings and embedding an 'ethos of efficiency'. Key members of the civil service will share best practice strategies that can be applied within council departments.

www.cg-efficiency.co.uk

Recruitment & retention symposium

Thursday 28 September, Cavendish Conference Centre, London WIG

This essential one-day event will keep you abreast of the most innovative strategies for tackling the difficult issues in recruitment and retention affecting local government, including recruiting high quality staff into hard to fill positions, e-recruitment and competing with the private sector for key employees .

www.lgc-recruitmentandretention.co.uk

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