PR news diary – w/c 24th March
Monday 24th March – It’s infamous RMT union leader Bob Crow’s funeral. I’m sure Mr Crow would find it amusing to know he will bring the majority of East London to a standstill for one last time.
Also, pints are 1p cheaper following George Osborne’s Budget statement last week. One of few good things to come out of the announcement.
Tuesday 25th March – HTC will unveil its latest smartphone, cue buzzing tech journos.
Wednesday 26th – The National Union of Teachers (NUT) will go on strike over disputes around pay, pensions and working conditions.
Thursday 27th – The Yorkshire Festival begins – 100 days of arts and cultural events taking place across the region in the build-up to the Tour de France.
Friday 28th – It’s the 20th anniversary of the launch of BBC Radio 5.
Saturday 29th – It’s the first legal day for same sex weddings in England and Wales.
It’s also Earth Hour, an eco-awareness campaign which encourages people to switch off their lights for an hour (8.30-9.30pm).
Sunday 30th – It’s the start of British Summer Time, so don’t forget to move your clocks forward on hour.
It’s also Mother’s Day, so expect guides on the most unusual activities to do on the day and surveys on Britain’s best mum.