The Great North Run takes place this weekend (7 September), with one person set to become the millionth runner to complete the half-marathon - making the event the first of its kind to reach this milestone, ahead of the New York and London marathons.
The classic scene is set: Charles Dance in full Shakespearean mode, issuing a rousing speech to the England rugby team, "Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'" and all that. Except there is a Welshman sat in the dressing room.
Apple is investigating claims its iCloud service was exploited as part of a hack which leaked private photographs of celebrities online.
As brands help address the dearth of coding skills among young people, so opportunities are opening up for them to forge a lasting relationship with a generation, writes Alex Brownsell.
Sainsbury's has begun selling its Tu clothing range online, as part of plans to transform the fashion sub-brand into a £1bn business.
Dyson is expected to launch its first robotic vacuum cleaner later this week, following the launch of a cryptic YouTube video.
In a 12-year international rugby career, spanning 85 caps and including that golden Rugby World Cup triumph in 2003, Lawrence Dallaglio has witnessed triumph and failure aplenty - and not just on the field of play.
Direct Line has challenged rival insurance firms to match its customer offering with a new £40m campaign starring Harvey Keitel as character Winston Wolf from cult movie 'Pulp Fiction'.
To celebrate the return of Doctor Who, and the arrival of new lead actor Peter Capaldi, the BBC has launched an interactive game allowing users to pilot the Tardis.
McDonald's is set to launch a music and entertainment offering to customers, as it looks to expand its digital presence.
John Lewis is retracting its offer of free tea and cake to loyalty card members, one of the scheme's key perks, after claiming its cafés become "extremely busy" during the Christmas period.
Aviva has appointed British Gas boss Andrew Brem as its first chief digital officer, as the insurer looks to drive a "group-wide digital transformation".
Peter Andre has been recruited as the new face of Iceland, the frozen food retailer, which will roll out TV ads featuring the former pop star.
Coca-Cola Life, the brand's new lower-calorie drink, has rolled out to stores, with its UK and Ireland boss saying the product proves Coke's commitment to tackling the "challenge of obesity".
E-cigarettes brand Blu has bolstered its marketing efforts with the appointment for former L'Oreal marketer James Dodkin as the brand's first UK marketing director.
Coca-Cola has revealed it is to acquire a stake in energy drink brand Monster, as the company seeks to increase its stake in the energy drinks market.
Mighty ecommerce giant Amazon has found itself embroiled in an unlikely battle with George Orwell, some 64 years after the author's death.
Twitter has launched a beta trial of its Promoted Video ad service, which it claims offers brands an "easy" method to distribute video content and measure its effectiveness.
Vodafone has been censured by the ad watchdog after complaints from rival Telefonica that it misleadingly claimed in a campaign that it is used by 77% of the UK's emergency services.
Google has teamed up with The Sun for a campaign aimed at helping parents understand computer coding.