Street crime special: Trigger-happy tales from Britain's front line

Knife-wielding, gun-toting, pit-bull-packing hoodies are assailing us from every angle. They're in the newspapers and on the television; the subject of police crackdowns, Government task forces and dinner-party debates.

Appointments secretary leaves Brown

The Prime Minister's appointments secretary is to leave Downing Street to be policy director for the Faith Foundation which is being set up by Tony Blair, sources have revealed.

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Directed by Charles Shyer

Claire Beale's Best in Show: Levi's (Bartle Bogle Hegarty)

Think of really great advertising by a brand and an agency, working together year in year out to create something fresh, different, culturally impactful over the course of, oh, a couple of decades. Not many brand advertising histories could claim that much. Levi's is one that can, with its ads from Bartle Bogle Hegarty being some of the most iconic and era-defining of their time.

Record rise in number of burglars using guns

The number of armed burglaries has risen to record levels, new crime figures show.

Prejudice is killing Aids victims, warns Annan

Kofi Annan has warned that winning the battle against Aids means acknowledging that homosexuals, prostitutes and injecting drug users are at particular risk and need protection.

Ad guru blames bloggers for demise

Inside Story: Married to the job

Along with weddings and university, the workplace is the most likely place where we will meet our future partners. So it's no surprise that the media landscape is thickly covered with power couples, whose personal synergy is matched by their mutually advantageous professions. Here we list the leading pairs - and a few who are no longer media partners

My Mentor: Johnny Hornby on Charles Dunstone

'He motivates everyone without losing his calm. He can just cut to the chase'

Book Group: John Walsh reviews the June book - Dry, by Augusten Burroughs

Self-absorbed, but a brilliant read

Helen Calcraft: My Life In Media

'The best thing is not answering to anyone and being in control of our own destiny. It's so liberating'

Creston buy creates six millionaires at DLKW

SIX NEW advertising millionaires were created yesterday when Creston, the marketing group, bought DLKW Group, the agency behind the Halifax television ads starring its staff, Johnny Vaughn's Capital Radio breakfast show and Burger King, for up to pounds 38.3m.

Mark Wnek on Advertising: Don't expect courage from politicians at election time

ALL EFFECTIVE advertising executions stand on two legs: single- mindedness and salience. Give people more than one message on a poster or in a commercial and they'll miss them all. My old boss Sir Frank Lowe used to demonstrate this in talks by throwing a tennis ball to a member of the audience which they easily caught, and then throwing several at the same time and all balls were dropped.
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