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LINES OF DUTY
Five years after being mocked for a new BBC3 logo that resembled a comedy logo from W1A, the Beeb has reinvented the wheel again.

HELLO, GOODBYE
The BBC and Observer thought they had a scoop about how the Beatles split up – but it was nothing we didn't already know as far back as late 1970.

HOW PR WORKS
Before the smoke had cleared from the gun Alec Baldwin fatally fired on a film set, one fitness-based PR firm leapt into action to promote one of its clients.

CHANGE OF TOON
A number of organisations have conveniently forgotten their principles on human rights in the wake of the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United.

AD NAUSEAM
A campaign by almond milk brand Alpro which made claims such as "Good for the Planet. Good for You" has left the advertising regulator with a dilemma.

PLUS: Dumb Britain, Ad Nauseam, Anti-Social Media & more.

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Mindful madness
Now Defra goes happy cr-appy

Centre parting
Starmer and his party’s uncontrollable purges

Forced labour
From Malaysia to an NHS ward near you

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