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Business Diary: Biting the hand that feeds you

As it struggles to fight its way out of an advertising recession, the media needs every penny it can find.

So maybe the Croydon Advertiser, from DMGT's Northcliffe Media stable, shouldn't be condemned for accepting advertising from massage parlours that offer – how shall we put it, ahem – additional services?

Still, that revenue source is likely to dry up for the paper now: it has just exposed the advertiser in question as running a brothel.

Belfast Telegraph