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Two ads, one featuring an erection the other showing `Fat Slags'. Which one got a rap over the knuckles?

The television industry's watchdog has rejected complaints about an advertisement starring a man with an erection, but outlawed the use of the words "fat slags" in another.

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Shearer boost for England's summer

Alan Shearer yesterday said that he hoped to be fit for Sunderland's visit to St James' Park on Saturday and confirmed his availability for England's summer tournament in France.

Not a lot of fizz, but plenty of bottle

PETER YORK ON ADS No 83: RED BULL

Investors are slowly joining the club

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Drinks `bad for children'

Children who drink too much fruit squash and high-energy drinks suffer poor appetite, diarrhoea, irritability and poor weight gain, according to research published today.

Lucozade recall

SmithKline Beecham has recalled 12 million bottles of Lucozade following fears that the necks may break when opened. The company said the 250ml and promotional 300ml bottles should be returned.
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