Flack: Excited email

Flack received a rather excited email from National Pharmacy Association press officer Mark Beckett saying that he had, finally, managed to attend the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo last month.

'It may be completely irrelevant, but I attended the event after many years of being a devoted fan,' said Beckett.

By the looks of his picture, Beckett and Pete Waterman were the only people who did attend ...

One particularly efficient PR agency pushed the bounds of decency last week when it issued a press release to Scottish newspapers about children's entertainers The Singing Kettle, announcing that, thanks to Derrick Bird's killing spree, 'Fife's favourite children's entertainers' were locked out from a theatre performance in Cumbria. Popbitch reported that the release was issued at 2.05pm - exactly one minute after the killer's body was found ...

In what is possibly the most tenuous World Cup tie-in of the week, The Red Consultancy is changing its name to Red and White for the duration of the tournament, as part of a campaign to support the England team and the company's official charity, Centrepoint. The name change will be celebrated with a new England-inspired logo, a redesigned website and new email addresses for all its employees. But what if any of the employees don't like football?

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