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Issue 8 - In the February 2001 issue - Highlights some of the 2000 Charter Mark winners; The Regulatory Reform Bill, and National Ideas Day.
Issue 7 - In the November 2000 issue - Modernising the Court Service; DfEE's Work-Life Balance Initiative central government beacon scheme and Operation Sabre, Greater Manchester Police's initiative to cut crime.
Issue 6  In the September 2000 issue Tony Blair launches UK online, 24-hour services - update, Public Servant of the Year award scheme, and details of free Charter Mark seminars and workshops.
Issue 5  In the May 2000 issue Cherie Blair celebrates the TNT Awards, £60 million for pioneering public service projects, and, 24-hour services - do we need them?
Issue 4  the February 2000 issue celebrates the achievements of the 1999 Charter Mark Award winners including a Roll of Honour, and includes information on initiatives such as Learning Labs, the Measurement and Performance Project and Mystery Shopping Teams
Issue 3 November 1999
Issue 2 September 1999
Issue 1 April 1999



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