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Gay MPs: Pride and Prejudice in Politics...
Gay MPs: Pride and Prejudice in Politics

23 February, 9.10pm, BBC4

Eddie Mair takes a look at the history of homosexuality in politics, within weeks of the Lib Dems becoming the latest party to fall foul of this still-sensitive issue.

The Archive Hour: Make Yourself at Home

25 February, 8pm, Radio 4

In 1965 the BBC's immigration unit broadcast the first programme in the series Make Yourself at Home, which was aimed at introducing immigrants to their new lives in the UK. Sarfraz Mansoor looks back on the days when the phrase 'community cohesion' was just a twinkle in the eye of council workers.

Implementing the Joint Health and Social Care White Paper

NEW DATE: 8 March 2006 , Earls Court Conference Centre, London

Focusing on the implementation of the Department of Health's recently published White Paper for Health and Social Care, this event will cover engaging the voluntary community to bolster community care and developing an effective health and social care partnership. Speakers include Liam Byrne MP, minister for care services, Department of Health; Rodney Brooke chair of the General Social Care Council; and Julie Jones, president, Association of Directors of Social Services.

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LGC Awards 2006

13 March, Grosvenor House Hotel

The LGC National Awards for Local Government will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It is a celebration of the very best achievements in local government and attracts the leading figures in the field.

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LGC Leadership Symposium

13 March 2006, Marlborough Hotel, London WC1

To ensure that you are at the forefront of exceptional service delivery in the next year, come to this one-day conference. The LGC Leadership Symposium is a unique event allowing you the chance to discuss and debate the two most important aspects of local government leadership in the current climate. It includes two round table discussions focusing on political leadership and leadership within a partnership setting.

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Delivering the Night-time Economy

22 March 2006, Crowne Plaza, Liverpool, L3 1QW

How can a city council implement and sustain the internal and external partnerships that are essential to the success of the 24-hour culture? Can a 24-hour city offer residents and visitors more than mere round-the-clock drinking? How can the effects of Britain's binge drinking culture be managed for the benefit of communities? This event will tackle the issues surrounding the shift.

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