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A HEART-WARMING tale of fatherly love and devotion to the call of duty comes from Jonathan Freeman, director of corporate finance at Beeson Gregory. A long-planned night out with the girls for his wife left Mr Freeman holding his one-year-old son, Rory.

Investment: Emap the genuine article

HOW WELL will Emap weather a downturn? In theory, the magazines to radio outfit should be highly vulnerable to an economic slowdown.

Net Gains: It's all downhill from here www.1ski.com

Emap, the publisher, has updated its skiing site with new information on Europe and North America. The site's claim that skiing is no longer a seasonal past-time, but an all-year-round one is rather strained, but it does hope to provide extremely up-to-date price and availability information for a wide number of resorts.

You'll never smoke alone

They smell, they keep taking breaks and, worst of all, they bond. But the latest thinking is that smokers' networking can benefit everyone, reports Bill Saunders

Investment Column: Metal Bulletin looks solid

IT HAS been a grim market for smaller companies but few have bucked the trend more defiantly than Metal Bulletin. Shares in the publisher of newsletters and other corporate information have soared from 975p in February to 1,412.5p yesterday. Now trading on a forward multiple of 30, the stock is on a 61 per cent premium to the market.

Media: Fall of the house of Wagadon

The publishers of both The Face and Arena seem to have lost their touch. By Richard Cook

The roaring tweenies

Lock up your daughters. Now not even ten- to twelve-year-olds, dubbed tweens by evil marketing men, are safe from designer consumerism, and if they don't get that label, fast food or beauty product, they'll scream and scream and scream until they're sick. Cayte Williams reports

Investment Column: Emap looks solid but highly priced

OVER THE past year, Emap's share price graph has borne an uncanny resemblance to the circulation graph for FHM, its popular lads mag. However, it would be a tad simplistic to suggest that Emap's popularity in the City is entirely down to the success of putting near-naked babes on the news-stands. Although UK consumer magazines is Emap's largest business, it also has a similar operation in France and an exhibitions subsidiary, not to mention a well-established radio division.

Media group on a natural high

BLUE CHIP

The Investment column: A great story in local news

THE LOCAL newspaper market has never been far from the City headlines over the last 18 months. The industry fireworks have been ignited by the big media groups who have put their regional newspapers up for auction to concentrate on more glamorous TV and publishing interests. The rapid consolidation of the market has lead to the creation of powerful and acquisition hungry newspaper groups such as Johnston Press.

Personal finance: Laggards and leaders

How reassuring it was to see the FTSE 250 and the SmallCap Indices move into new high ground this week. The bad news is that it highlights how difficult it is to find value amongst the top 100 companies. Still, at least it shows that UK managers are not completely bound into buying only those shares that the global money shunters are prepared to consider.

Black and white and Red all over

PETER YORK ON ADS

Media: Radio Broadcasting - Radio days: The future looks even brighter

The advent of digital radio promises even better jobs for new entrants, writes Richard Cook

`FHM' sales soar 27 per cent

SALES of the men's magazine FHM soared by 27 per cent in the second half of last year, figures from EMAP, its publisher, revealed yesterday.

Hollick empire loses second senior executive

United News & Media, Lord Hollick's embattled media empire, yesterday parted company with its second senior executive in as many months when chief operating officer David Arculus announced that he was stepping down after just nine months in the job.
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