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Bill Muirhead and Jane Tarasson in 1989

Adman Bill Muirhead is living the dream twice over

He has been at the top of UK advertising for four decades but is still batting for his beloved old home, South Australia

The VIP e-cigarette advert shows a young woman suggestively speaking into the camera

‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert

The advertising watchdog received a 'significant number' of complaints after the advert was aired during I’m a Celebrity

The Hare brings a gift to introduce his friend the Bear to Christmas

First View: John Lewis Christmas commercial - 'The Bear and The Hare'

'Biggest advertising event of the year' makes debut in X Factor break on Saturday

Boden's campaign features a girl with cerebral palsy but disabled child models are still rare

Children with disabilities rarely make it past the first stage of casting and the UK's leading model and talent agency does not have a single child with a disability on its books, says Sarah Morrison

Asda launches 'gimmick-free' Christmas advert

Asda is to launch its "gimmick-free" Christmas advert this weekend, claiming it is spending the money saved on beating its competitors' prices.

Helena Bonham Carter as the wizard in the Wizard of Oz in Marks & Spencer's Christmas advert
Sainsbury's is stepping up its fight against rival Tesco

Sainsbury’s vs Tesco dispute winds up in court

Legal challenge after advertising watchdog rejects complaints about Tesco’s ‘Price Promise’

Has Christmas got it’s sparkle back? Selfridges London unveils its Christmas display

Just hear those till bells ringing: a return for the big-spend supermarket TV campaigns

Following a few frugal years, supermarkets are set to splash out this year’s Christmas ads

The Home Office vans were ruled not to be offensive and irresponsible

Home Office anti-immigration 'go home' vans banned by advertising watchdog

ASA says arrest statistics were misleading but rules that ads were not offensive and irresponsible

Wonga advert ‘not socially responsible,’ says ASA

A radio advert for payday lender Wonga has been banned for being irresponsible.

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65 complaints were made to ASA regarding the E-Lites advert

E-cigarette adverts banned by watchdog

Three adverts for e-cigarettes have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), in the first such action to be taken against the tobacco alternative products.

Anti-smoking campaigns are regularly updated and renewed

Cabinet Office 'risking lives' as ad industry rebels against new system for running public health campaigns

'Francis Maude has disrupted a perfectly good system and replaced it with one which is bureaucratic and costly' says IPA head

Paul Scharner of Wigan Athletic celebrates winning the FA Cup, sponsored by Budweiser, after a 1-0 win over Manchester City at Wembley in May

Here for the beer? How football fans are drenched in adverts for drink

Study finds that average televised match has 111 visual references to alcohol per hour

The ASA said it was clear when Wayne Rooney, seen here with his wife Coleen, was tweeting on behalf of Nike, which sponsors him

Style over substance: Wayne Rooney cleared of Nike Twitter plug

A tweet posted by Wayne Rooney which plugged a Nike marketing campaign did not break advertising rules because its language was markedly different from the footballer’s usual Twitter messages.

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Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
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No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
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Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
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Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

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