Category - advertising

  • October 20, 2017

    The Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board has responded to the latest childhood obesity figures published by NHS Digital showing that obesity prevalence has continued to increase in the last year.

  • October 2, 2017

    Councils have called for greater curbs on gambling advertising – including on TV and social media – to  reduce the risk to vulnerable young people from potential harm.

  • November 22, 2015

    The Church of England has expressed itself “bewildered” at the refusal of leading cinemas to show a short advertising film on the Lord's Prayer.

  • January 5, 2015

    For as long as there has been organised government, there has been satire. From Aristophanes to Steve Bell, power has been mocked: it is a mark of the spirit of freedom.

  • November 18, 2014

    The Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red installation is gone from the Tower of London. The disputes over white poppies and the British Legion's misuse of Eric Bogle's 'Green Fields of France' have died away. But in this centenary year of the start of the first World War, there is much remembering – both honest and contrived – still to be done.

  • May 13, 2014

    Following complaints about the ‘Lynx Peace’ marketing campaign, which CND described as 'co-opting' its symbol, Unilever has apologised and donated to CND's charitable trust.

  • December 20, 2013

    The TUC has welcomed calls from the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee to ban pay day loan adverts from children’s television.

  • December 10, 2013

    Yesterday I received an email from John Lewis inviting me to “be the perfect host this Christmas”. This would apparently be facilitated by the purchase of “cookware” and “serveware" which would enable me to “cook with ease from morning to night.”

  • November 3, 2011

    Victories for personal freedom over the last 200 years have been one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we must recognise and resist the confusion of positive liberality and destructive libertarianism, says Jon Kurt, commenting on the proliferation of 'martial affairs' sites. Should the narrative of ‘rights’ and ‘choice’ really eclipse the important relational conversation about trust, mutuality and faithfulness?

  • December 13, 2010

    A football club in Belgium's top division has declined the offer of a sponsorship deal from a leading Catholic newspaper, for fear of "attracting ridicule".