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"These are very encouraging sales figures, which perhaps proves the maxim that there is no such thing as bad publicity." - Andrew Neil, the chief executive of The Spectator, after its publisher Kimberly Quinn's affair with David Blunkett appeared to lift sales of the title

"Martin Newland has guided The Daily Telegraph with distinction. He has attracted a team of brilliant writers, pioneered the new business and sports sections and overseen the redesign of the newspaper." - Murdoch MacLennan, the Telegraph Group chief executive, is fulsome in his praise for his departing editor

"There are all sorts of cultural barriers to women getting involved in sport. A campaign like this adds to the problem." - The Women's Sports Foundation gets its knickers in a twist over a Yorkie "it's not for girls" campaign featuring lines including "no passes to lasses"

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