Isn’t it about time the Premier League took a firm line with these jokers – like the Indian poultry magnates who’ve just bought Blackburn?

You really couldn’t make it up. A poultry producer from India called Venky’s has just bought Premier League club Blackburn Rovers for £47m (have they received the money yet?) fired the capable manager Sam Allardyce and announced that they intend ...

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Did Wayne Rooney rumpus play a part in £35m Coke Zero exit to Ogilvy Paris?

Coca-Cola executives in Atlanta were none too amused when England footballer Wayne Rooney, the star of its Coca-Cola Zero advertising in the UK, was revealed enjoying the attention of Manchester hookers when wife Colleen was pregnant. An almighty row ensued ...

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Mission Marketing Group snaps up Newcastle’s Robson Brown

Aim-listed Mission Marketing Group has bought the remains of Newcastle agency Robson Brown from receivership. The company, which also owns Big Communications in Leicester, West Country-based Bray Leino and Fuse Digital, beat three former Robson Brown directors to buy the ...

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WPP’s US lobbying firm Dewey Square under fire for submitting fake letters

WPP-owned public affairs firm Dewey Square is under investigation from the US Department of Justice over fake letters sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of a so far unnamed client, believed to ...

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Local ad-funded TV in the UK looks like a bit of a Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt being the coalition culture secretary whose name Today programme presenter James Naughtie and then Andrew Marr got so spectacularly wrong on BBC’s Radio 4 last week. Anyway Hunt has got it into his head that the UK could ...

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