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Advertising is like a faulty shower, ITV chairman Archie Norman once said, and the Downton Abbey broadcaster today showed again that is the case.

ITV returns to annual profit with £25 million surplus

Broadcaster ITV today said it returned to annual profit with a £25 million surplus after plunging into the red by £2.7 billion in 2008.

City warns Crozier will struggle to turn ITV around

City analysts are warning that former Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier may be unable to turn around ITV's ailing fortunes as advertising revenues remain at historicaly low levels.

Grade joins Ant and Dec agency as chairman

Michael Grade has been appointed non executive chairman of talent agency James Grant Group (JGG), which looks after TV personalities including Ant and Dec.

Royal Mail to sell sorting offices

Royal Mail is planning to raise an estimated £500m by selling up to half its mail sorting centres.

Margareta Pagano: 'Scarier than any Stephen King story'

Our huckster-driven banking systems will plunge us into a horror of a crisis, warns a US professor – but, he says, he can fix it

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Hell hath no fury like Apple scorned

Technology website VentureBeat claims McGraw Hill was dropped from Steve Jobs' launch presentation of the Apple iPad on Wednesday (it was apparently meant to feature on a slide naming partners for the device).

Can Adam Crozier deliver as the new boss of ITV?

ITV ended its tortuous search for a chief executive yesterday with the surprise appointment of Adam Crozier, the man best known for appointing Sven-Goran Eriksson England football manager, and currently the head of Royal Mail.

Royal Mail chief Adam Crozier takes on ITV top job

Broadcaster ITV's hunt for a chief executive finally ended today after the firm turned to Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier.

Royal Mail posts profits rise but pension plan still to be delivered

Volumes continue to fall, with strikes only on hold

Royal Mail profits rise by 4%

The Royal Mail increased its operating profit to £184 million in the first half of the current financial year despite a drop in revenues and fewer letters being posted, it was announced today.

Matthew Norman: The Fry affair was Twitter's first JFK moment

Which of us will ever forget where we were when we heard that Stephen Fry had resigned from Twitter?

Royal Mail boss earned £1m

Royal Mail's chief executive, Adam Crozier, earned almost £1m last year, according to figures released yesterday.

TUC offers hope of end to postal strike

Post Office managers and union leaders will resume talks today to end the latest round of strikes, with both sides saying that they hope there will be a quick settlement. The Government has also welcomed the initiative by the TUC, which stepped forward at the weekend offering to arbitrate.

TUC raises hopes of end to post strike as parties agree to talks

There were hopes last night of a breakthrough in the postal dispute after the two sides agreed to hold talks.

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