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2015/03/05 17:47
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The founder of Poundland is slashing prices once more but this time he is cutting the cost of his massive £6.5million mansion. High street tycoon Steve Smith is now offering his impressive property,...
2015/03/05 17:47
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2015/03/05 14:03
2015/03/05 14:03
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I’m sure you’ve all seen the advert by a certain “Dating Service” on this page: a half-nude young lady, posing with the sunset in the background. If you didn’t notice the sunset in the background, I...
2015/03/04 21:30
2015/03/04 21:30
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The Dome of the Rock as seen in the walled Old City of Jerusalem.— AFP Britain’s advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was...
2015/03/04 17:32
2015/03/04 17:32
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Jerusalem Old City Ad Campaign Banned by BritainIs It False Advertising To Tout East Jerusalem as Israel? Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned an Israeli government tourism ad for showing the...
2015/03/04 17:21
2015/03/04 17:21
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First, the British smartphone manufacturer had its big new TV ad banned in the UK on after people complained it objectified women. Then, its star brand ambassador, the former Miss Sweden, suddenly...
2015/03/04 15:28
2015/03/04 15:28
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Amazon Prime ads sent in the post failed to adequately inform people that a £79-a-year subscription for the service would automatically kick in following a 30-day free trial. The ban has been...
2015/03/04 00:54
2015/03/04 00:54
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Britain First are at the centre of complaints for wrongly advertising clothes as UK made The extremist organisation, created by former members of the British National Party (BNP), also used the Royal...
2015/03/03 05:04
2015/03/03 05:04
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Zoosk rapped for ads on Date 1D app The dating website Zoosk has been ordered to ensure it places its ads appropriately after they appeared on an app for young fans of One Direction. The app - a...
2015/02/27 13:39
2015/02/27 13:39
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Kazam, the phone company formed by British ex-HTC executives, has unleashed its latest salvo in the battle to make a name for itself, lifting the lid on a host of new gadgets, including cheap LTE...
2015/02/27 12:18
2015/02/27 12:18
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Camilla Hansson, brand ambassador for British smartphone company Kazam — and the current Miss Sweden — has quit after one of the company's TV ads was banned in the UK for "objectifying women." The...
2015/02/25 20:30
2015/02/25 20:30
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An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog has announced. The advert for Irish...
2015/02/25 18:03
2015/02/25 18:03
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Kazam is hardly a well-known smartphone brand in the UK, and that's unlikely to change any time soon if its ads are being pulled from TV. After a series of complaints, Britain's Advertising Standards...
2015/02/25 13:21
2015/02/25 13:21
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The juice diet myth: Fat-busting claims don't stand up to scientific scrutiny, say watchdogs Advertising Standards Authority bans three juicer adverts from our screens The Philips commercials...
2015/02/25 01:27
2015/02/25 01:27
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The dating website Zoosk has been ordered to ensure it places its ads appropriately after they appeared on an app for young fans of One Direction. The app - a game called Date One Direction (D1D) -...
2015/02/21 09:08
2015/02/21 09:08
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The company, run by Peter Bevis, 59, boast buyers can then “style” themselves “Laird, Lord or Lady of Glencoe”, and claim to have enlisted celebrities from Kate Moss to Stephen Fry and Phil Collins....
2015/02/20 16:09
2015/02/20 16:09
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The Advertising Standards Authority received 11,455 complaints in 2014, and while misleading claims make up 75pc of all complaints received, the ads that trigger the most outrage are those considered...
2015/02/20 12:18
2015/02/20 12:18
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Record complaints against UK ad poking fun at Pistorius The advert poked fun at Oscar Pistorius’s disability and Reeva Steenkamp’s death. FILE: Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing at the High...
2015/02/20 01:17
2015/02/20 01:17
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Each year the UK's advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), reveals which ads sparked the most complaints. This year's list is a mixed bunch, featuring well-known supermarkets,...
2015/02/19 00:47
2015/02/19 00:47
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The Tory dirty tricks campaign came under fire from the party’s own ministers last night, as claims emerged of a plot to brand Labour MPs as paedophiles. The criticism of the smear tactics, including...
2015/02/18 15:35
2015/02/18 15:35
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... of the most controversial adverts of all time WARNING: Some readers may find these adverts distressing Today a call to ban an ‘offensive’ advert for Booking.com was dismissed by the Advertising...
2015/03/05 17:47
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