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Monica in a sex comedy romp? Smart girl, says Cayte Williams - there's money to be made in self-parody

Media: The merchant of doom

Mazher Mahmood of the News of the World uses subterfuge to nail the bad guys. But how does he decide what's in the public interest and what's a stitch-up? By Rachelle Thackray

Millennium baby attempts `risky'

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

Warning by doctors on millennium baby hype

HEALTH OFFICIALS have warned couples not to fall for "media hype" by trying to conceive tonight in an attempt to have the first baby of the new millennium.

The knack How to kiss and tell, by Max Clifford

"Think carefully before you do anything. There can be a lot of minuses: you're washing your dirty laundry in public, everybody will know your business, the other person will come back with all kinds of accusations about you, you'll cause embarrassment to your relations, and it could spoil your career because people will think you can't be trusted. You can't ensure that once you've told you'll be perceived in a positive light because, generally speaking, there's not a lot of sympathy for people who kiss and tell. Some people try and kickstart a career this way, but I would say nine times out of 10 it's a bad move.

Focus: Babies mean big bucks

If you are famous, your infant can earn a million - if you're not, but he (or she) is cute, that can make you rich too

Media: Crisis? What crisis?

We all make mistakes. But if you're skilful they need not cost you your job.

The Hoddle Sacking: The Pitch: Reid is choice of City headhunters

Sunderland manager has the necessary respect within game says specialist recruitment firm. By Nick Harris

The Bramley Affair: Timetable of events

MARCH 1998

The Bramley Affair: The PR Battle - Now everyone wants a slice of the children

WHEN THE Bramleys first disappeared with Jade and Hannah Bennett, it appeared to be a straightforward dispute between them and the social services. In the long weeks that followed it became a tangled web of blame, sympathy, indignation and outrage as those with even the most tenuous of links to the little girls pitched into the battle over what should become of them.

Rival PR men fight over runaway family

JEFFREY and Jennifer Bramley, on the run with their two foster children, have launched a media campaign for public sympathy, writes Julian Kossoff.

Family on the run: A letter ends the nightmare

THE DECISIVE moment in convincing the Bramleys finally to come out of hiding was the open letter to them written by Liz Railton, director of Cambridgeshire social services, which offered the couple the hope of keeping their foster children, writes Julian Kossoff.

Kebabs and Wilde totty

`Ah, the exquisite Richard Littlejohn,' he would murmur, `the ineffable in pursuit of the unsayable'

Boycott gets second media innings with Talk Radio

GEOFFREY BOYCOTT'S exile to the commentary wilderness for beating his former mistress lasted just three days. Talk Radio announced yesterday that it was hiring the disgraced former England batsman.
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