The government is to launch a campaign to persuade consumers to cut back their sugar intake, following recent activity to reduce salt consumption. Ministers have decided more drastic action is needed to combat childhood obesity and tooth decay - The Observer
The Financial Services Authority is to probe the planned takeover of Abbey by Spanish bank Santander to establish whether it is in the interests of consumers - The Observer
BT is on the verge of launching a broadband TV service featuring popular programmes such as Coronation Street and Fawlty Towers. It is in talks with BBC, ITV and Sky about the service - Financial Times
Capital Radio and GWR, owners of Classic FM, are in advanced merger talks. The £710m deal would put the combined group in control of an estimated 40% of the radio advertising market. Analysts described it as the radio equivalent of the ITV merger - The Sunday Times
Whitbread, the leisure group, is considering selling its Pizza Hut and TGI Friday's restaurant chains as part of a strategic review being conducted by new chief executive Alan Parker. The review is focusing on Whitbread's hotel, pub and restaurant interests - Sunday Express
Gordon Ramsay is introducing a range of branded takeaway meals with recipes including braised belly of pork. They will be available from Harvey Nichols , Whistlestop and Sainsbury's in London, and via a home-delivery website - Daily Mail.