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'Misleading' Sanex shower gel advert banned

An ad for a Sanex bath gel has been banned for suggesting that it contains no man-made chemical ingredients, a regulator said.

Regulator forces trading changes at Groupon after complaints

Groupon, the group-buying discounting website, has been forced by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to change its trading methods after complaints about misleading ads and unfair practices.

Groupon vows to make changes after practices slammed by OFT

Discount website Groupon must ensure its deals are “accurate, honest and transparent”, after the trading watchdog uncovered “widespread” breaches of consumer protection rules.

Figleaves underwear advert sparks complaints

A poster advert for a lingerie company featuring a woman in bra, knickers, stockings and stiletto shoes has prompted complaints it was "offensive" and unsuitable for display where it might be seen by children.

Cosmetics giants 'misled public', says $100m lawsuit

Two major cosmetics brands that champion their cruelty-free ethics are facing a lawsuit claiming they misled the public as they allow animal-testing on some products abroad.

The Irish carrier, which prides itself on its cheap tickets, had already increased fares by 12%

Watchdog: Ryanair denigrated Thomas Cook

Budget airline Ryanair has been rapped once again for misleading customers - this time for falsely implying rival Thomas Cook was likely to go into administration.

Bank TV ads banned for misleading viewers

Touching bank adverts which claimed the banks would “continue to provide banking services wherever we’re the last bank in town” have been banned after it turned it the claims were untrue.

The ASA ordered L'Oréal not to use the advert again

Rachel Weisz L'Oréal advert censured for altering image

"Skin looks smoother," cooed the text alongside a magazine advert showing a picture of the Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz. "Complexion looks more even," it added, as an encouragement to the reader to buy L'Oréal product Revitalift Repair 10. But the beauty company had not been able to resist using digital trickery to enhance even the looks of a Hollywood leading lady.

Google founders and presidents Larry Page and Sergey Brin

The net closes on cyber-snoopers

From Facebook to Google, websites are tracking your every move to deliver 'personalised advertising'. But now regulators have hit back. Ian Burrell reports

Web discount firm Groupon 'broke advertising laws'

UK regulators could force US company to drop some of its eye-catching deals

Pledge over drink advertising aimed at young

Ministers charged with delivering the Olympic Games have vowed to protect young people from binge drinking.

In the advert, children sing about Christmas presents paid for with Mum’s credit card

Littlewoods accused of ruining Christmas

Hundreds complain after TV advert shows Mum, rather than Santa, as the one who delivers

'Offensive' Lynx posters banned by watchdog

Six raunchy adverts for Lynx-branded men's toiletries have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after attracting more than 100 complaints.

Watchdog cracks down on misleading claims over broadband speeds

The advertising regulator will this week order broadband providers to give customers a more accurate picture of the internet speeds they can receive.

Watchdog to investigate TripAdvisor reviews

Travel advice website TripAdvisor is being investigated by the advertising watchdog over allegations that not all its reviews are genuine.

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot