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EMPTY TALK
Problems arise at Rupert Murdoch's newly launched channel TalkTV, with tiny audiences for Piers Morgan et al and an absence of interest from advertisers.

FRIENDS REUNITED
Working on TalkTV has meant an uneasy reunion between former feuding Sun colleagues Steve Kennedy and Tom Newton Dunn.

WOOTTON DELIVERY
Dan Wootton tweeted out his smug opening monologue from his GB News evening show – mixing up his Sharons in an embarrassing faux pas.

AD NAUSEAM
DIY chain B&Q has launched a super-expensive new ad campaign – reflecting its Covid-induced upturn in fortunes since it issued a profit warning in 2019.

ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA
Nobody knows how Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter will play out – but then Musk has a long habit of making promises that fall flat.

WORLD OF SPORT
The International Judo Federation has stripped Vladimir Putin of his title as honorary president, but it maintains many close links to Russia and Belarus.

CRYPTO RIDDLE
With cryptocurrency firms throwing money at domestic and international sport, advertising watchdogs are on red alert for misleading and irresponsible ads.

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

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BP and Shell executives see grounds for optimism in Ukraine war as oil price goes through the roof… Britain to lead world again, says Sun, as Europe’s fattest nation by 2033… People traffickers hail Rwanda scheme a triumph as migrants rush to cross Channel before deportation deadline…No more medicines, powdered baby milk or travelling on the M20 to Dover – those Brexit Bonanza Bills in full… Jubilation across the media as TalkTV’s tumbling ratings become must-see event… Motorists face yet more gridlock as Highways Agency tactics outperform Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain… EU still struggling to switch energy supplier as US, Norway and Gulf states charge even more than Russia… Allison Pearson’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

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Rooney and Vardy in the box

SLAPP in the face
Lawyers versus freedom speech

Cord values
An Eye special on dodgy stem cell treatments

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