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Now the McLympics has the UK’s ‘bannist’ docs on the rampage again

It’s been a while since the medical profession has got onto its high horse about banning the promotion of fast food and soft drinks brands. But now, sensing the increasing vulnerability of the coalition government, it’s charging straight for the ...

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‘Granny Tax’ could end Osborne’s chances of becoming Tory leader and open the door to Boris

All these clever clogs chancellors of the UK exchequer come unstuck now and then (look at Gordon Brown) and hyper-ambitious current incumbent George Osborne (pictured) may just have made his big mistake by trying to sneak through his now-notorious ‘Granny ...

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How Chime will change if Bell buyout goes ahead

Summing up a satisfactory set of annual results, which had seen Chime pre-tax-profits climb 16 per cent, chairman Lord Bell (pictured) concluded: “The group is well positioned for the future with a very positive year ahead for sports marketing in ...

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WPP’s Sorrell in buoyant mood as he wheels out £1bn 2011 profits

Chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell was in feisty form as he reported the best set of financial performance figures in years at the world’s largest marketing services company by revenue (full results here). The WPP growth engine is, apparently, firing ...

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France’s JC Decaux set to buy £50m Ocean Outdoor

French out of home giant JC Decaux is leading the bidding for the UK’s Ocean Outdoor and is expected to wrap up a £50m deal next week. Ocean Outdoor was founded by Damian Cox in 2005 and has the UK’s ...

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Drinks giant Diageo strikes first mover advantage ad deal with Facebook

Drinks giant Diageo, which already boasts 12.6m fans on Facebook, has increased its advertising investment in the social media site and is joining its new ‘client council’ that has its first meeting in October. On the face of it this ...

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