This week: Marketing news from the national press

Tesco stands accused of misleading customers over the health benefits of several products following a probe by Trading Standards, which found that some items bearing on-pack health claims contained high levels of sugar or salt - The Sunday Times.

The Metropolitan Police is to run a month-long campaign to combat terrorism. Radio ads, tube posters and press activity will carry the slogan 'If you suspect it, report it' - BBC News.

Abbey's Spanish owner Santander Central Hispano has ditched the bank's recent £11m rebrand by announcing that it is to roll out a red logo featuring Santander's flame emblem in its 762 branches - Financial Times.

Phones4U boss John Caudwell may be about to break up his retail empire after putting 20 branches, including stores in central London, up for sale. Phones4U has denied that the number of shops in its network will change - The Sunday Express.

Virgin Atlantic has ditched plans for a service to Saudi Arabia after some Muslims objected to its planes' logo - a leggy model clutching a Union Jack. It has opted for a route to Dubai instead - The Mail on Sunday.

Gap is to introduce bigger sizes to match the expanding waistlines of Britain's children. The retailer will create clothes for 10- to 13-year-olds with waists up to four inches wider than at present - The Daily Mail.

Royal Mail delivered less than two-thirds of first-class mail on time in the run-up to Christmas. Only 66.1% of letters arrived the next day between 1 and 21 December - The Observer.

Emap is considering a bid for Five. The company is understood to want as strong a position in TV as it has in magazines and radio - The Sunday Express.


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