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The drinks company has followed the likes of Ribena into the ice cream market

James Ashton: Sponsorship game's an Olympic winner for global brands

Those sponsors have a lot to answer for. Tango drinkers inside the Olympic Park have to make do with Fanta because of Coca-Cola's association with the Games. A Mars bar that might help the athletes work, rest and play better is off limits because of Cadbury's deal to peddle its chocolate treats within the sporting perimeter.

Britvic sales hit by rain and recall

A wet-weather sales plunge has piled on the pain at Britvic, the soft drinks firm which is already reeling under a £25m bill to recall childrens' drink Fruit Shoot.

Coca-Cola have said that they will decline tax exemptions

Sponsors urged to waive Olympic tax breaks worth tens of millions

After McDonald's and Coca-Cola bow to online pressure, campaigners insist others must follow

75 per cent of Rangers' season-ticket holders in a recent poll said that they wanted to play in the Third Division

Dundee to replace Rangers in SPL

Dundee will be invited into the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season to replace Rangers, the SPL confirmed today.

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Stephen Foley: Why Americans have got themselves in a froth over super-sized soft drinks

US Outlook The image of the sedentary, pop-swilling American is more than a stereotype; one in three people here is obese, and the numbers are going up, along with the incidences of chronic disease, such as diabetes, that disproportionately afflict the overweight. There are many causes, inevitably, but one villain in particular is in the sights of government: the fizzy drinks industry.

Bigger is better in NYC – except for soft drinks

Coca-Cola has reacted angrily to a proposed limit on soft drink sales in New York that would reclassify a small McDonald's drink as large, in a measure to fight obesity.

New York proposes ban on sale of oversized fizzy drinks

New York City's mayor is proposing an unprecedented ban on the sale of large fizzy drinks and other sugary drinks in the hopes of combating obesity — an expansion of efforts to encourage healthy behavior that have led to shouts that America's largest city is becoming a "nanny state."

Detective sergeant who raped woman jailed for 8 years

A detective sergeant was jailed for eight years today for raping a mother in her own home.

11-year-old girl hospitalised after binging on vodka

An 11-year-old girl needed hospital treatment after binging on a "vast quantity" of vodka, police said.

Irn-Bru company AG Barr's sales buck trend

The company behind fizzy drink Irn-Bru has defied the downturn with an increase in sales this year.

'Stop moaning and work harder', says Hague

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said there is only one answer to Britain's economic woes - hard work.

Mr Gove’s drive to promote academies and free schools helped prompt NUT strike demands this Easter

Oliver: 'Gove is playing with fire over nutrition'

School meals campaigner Jamie Oliver has warned the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, he is endangering the health of millions of children.

Gove's nutrition policy risks child health, says Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has warned Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, that his school meals policies are endangering children's health.

Sugar warning for 'healthy drinks'

People are underestimating sugar levels in drinks which are perceived to be "healthy" options, according to new research.

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