The Championship players to watch

The Coca-Cola Championship starts this weekend and with Premier League palates a little jaded by the excess of money and the likelihood that we could all guess the top four already, there's perhaps never been a better time for the BBC to begin it's coverage of England's second tier.

Chavez bans Coke Zero because of 'health risk'

Hugo Chavez, the anti-US President of Venezuela, has ordered Coca-Cola to withdraw its Coke Zero drink from the country, citing unspecified dangers to health.

Tranmere sack manager Moore

Tranmere have sacked manager Ronnie Moore in the wake of the club's failure to reach the Coca-Cola League One play-offs.

Too much cola 'leads to muscle and heart problems'

Experts have issued a warning against drinking large quantities of cola, saying it could lead to muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and bone weakness.

PepsiCo offers $6bn for bottling companies

PepsiCo, the world's second-largest soft drinks manufacturer, yesterday offered to pay $6bn (£4.1bn) to acquire its largest two bottlers, in a bid to seize greater control over its product sales in North America.

Martin Hickman: How much Co2 in a Coke?

Coca-Cola UK has calculated its impact on the environment. Working with the UK Carbon Trust, Coke says that a 330ml can of ‘Coca-Cola’ sold in Great Britain has a carbon footprint of 170 grams Co2 equivalent.

Charlton appoint Parkinson as manager

Charlton have named Phil Parkinson as their new manager.

Compass and Britvic shake off recession

Two major UK companies in the food and drink industry today provided some relief in the business gloom.

A threat to Coca-Cola? Japan sips the eel thing

Forget cola, lemonade or beer – Japanese people sweltering in the summer heat now have a new canned drink to quench their thirst – made out of eels.

Beale's Best In Show: Coca-cola (Santo)

The most famous creative in British advertising is an Argentine (flay yourself if you've never heard of Fallon's Juan Cabral, the only man to bring back a Cannes Grand Prix to these shores last week).

Coppell staying with Royals

Steve Coppell has committed his future to Reading for next season in the Coca-Cola Championship.

Claire Beale's Best in Show: Coca-Cola (Weiden & Kennedy)

Students of advertising might be familiar with this week's Best in Show. It's been around, in the rest of the world and online, and on creative forums, for a while now. But UK consumers haven't been hit with it before. Now they will be.

Games with fizz: How Coca-Cola capitalises on The Olympics

The Olympics are the biggest marketing opportunity in the world of sport – and Coca-Cola has been capitalising on its involvement with the event for 80 years. Chris Green reports

Why is my dad far away in that place called Guantanamo Bay? Young boy's plea to Tony Blair

Ten-year-old Anas el-Banna will walk to the door of Number 10 Downing Street this week to ask for an answer to the question he has been trying to have answered for four years: Why can't my Dad come home?

Longer loan terms could spread a little happiness

With retirement ages edging ever higher, longer loan terms could be a good option, says Stephen Pritchard
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