Trinity International has said it will not comment on the possibility of re-opening negotiations with Mirror Group Newspapers following Axel Springer’s decision not to bid for the group.

Express Newspapers has appointed Charles Allen as marketing manager. He joins from The Daily Telegraph, where he was sports promotions manager.

The Sunday Telegraph has teamed up with BBC Proms to offer a free CD as a musical taster of the event, which begins on June 21.

David Gibson, deputy managing director of Zenith Media’s second string agency Equinox Communications, is to join IT specialist media buying agency Just Media.

The Observer has become the title-sponsor of the Assembly Theatre Edinburgh and will offer readers a two-for-one ticket promotion for the Edinburgh Festival.

AOL, the Internet online service, has published a research study which shows that men are the bigger ‘talkers’ online and send a third more e-mails than women each week.

Yell, the Internet version of the Yellow Pages, has signed up the Internet Bookshop to its e-commerce shop.

Sony is kicking off a More O’Ferrall Supersite cam-paign (right) to bring live World Cup updates to football fans.

Classic FM licence holder commercial radio operator GWR Group announced profits before tax were up 56 per cent to 13.1m in the year ending March 31 1998. Turnover rose 30 per cent to 73.8m.

Investors Chronicle, the FT Finance flagship title, unveils a new look on June 19, its first redesign in eight years. It is supported by a national press advertising campaign.

C&B Publishing plc has acquired Killen International, the magazine contract publishing group, for 695,000. Killen publishes magazines including Post Office Counters, the Department of Health and Royal Mail.

Centaur Communications, publisher of Marketing Week, has acquired two specialist marketing titles from SJB Services, Customer Loyalty Today, a monthly newsletter, and The Loyalty Report, a management report.

Katz Radio Sales is forming a new division called Katz Dimensions. Its brief is to develop new media products and expand the medium’s appeal to advertisers.

BBC Choice, a new digital channel, is to broadcast two original sports shows produced by BBC Sport. There will be a daily sports news show and a weekly live football fanzine programme.

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