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25 June, 2010

l British American Tobacco UK is to take over responsibility for the marketing and distribution of Samson hand-rolling tobacco. Both companies will be communicating the change to customers over a six-week period.

Halifax retailer Jas Chatha, who has three Chatha’s off-licences, won an England shirt, signed by 1996 heroes Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks and Martin Peters – in a Vimto competition he entered at a Parfetts Cash & Carry trade show.

Pop singer Billy Ocean has re-released his 1984 hit Suddenly after it was featured in a recent TV ad for This Water.




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Faith in fakes

One of the most fascinating stories in wine, fit to stand alongside the Judgement of Paris, is that of Rudy Kurniawan, a man who managed to fool friends, auction houses and experts into believing they were drinking some of the world’s most expensive wines.

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