Seeboard Energy, the London electricity provider, is to sponsor LWT Weather bulletins starting on Friday, June 25. News Group Newspapers has appointed Richard Webb, ad director of The Sun and News of the World, as deputy general manager. He will retain his role as ad director. JWT is believed to have picked up about $95m (&£59m) of media buying for Volvo in the US. It was formerly with EURO RSCG subsidiary Messner Vetere. Haymarket is to launch a consumer football magazine called Goal! It is a fortnightly publication aimed at boys aged between nine and 14. Talk Radio has signed a two-year deal with Manchester United Football Club giving the radio station exclusive coverage of the club’s European home games. Express Newspapers has appointed Anne Mollen, head of business development, as director of new media. QXL (www.qxl.com) the European on-line auction site, has signed a six-month content and advertising agreement with Carlton Online. Press Holdings has appointed Michael Jones as deputy chairman of Scotsman Holdings, Steven Walker as managing director and Ailsa Crossley as assistant managing director. The Gas Station, a new means of advertising via LCD TV screens on petrol pumps has launched itself with a deal covering Granada’s 35 motorway sites. The station is run by On-Line Creative Media, a joint venture between advertising agency Curio and satellite communication company Strident. Virgin Atlantic Airways is to sponsor Crystal Palace Football Club’s tour of China this summer. World Soccer, owned by IPC Music & Sport, has produced an issue with a covermounted book called Ajax Barcelona Cruyff. The Audit Bureau of Circulations has released a new certificate for Bulk Distribution Publications under the ABC brand. Associated Newspaper’s free daily Metro is the first publication to sign up to the new category. Your Garden magazine, owned by IPC Country & Leisure Media, has appointed Adrienne Wild, former editor-in-chief of EMAP’s gardening titles, as editor. Citrus, a customer publishing agency, has apppointed Mark Winthrop, ad manager for Redwood Publishing’s Sky Digital TV Guide, to the new position of advertising director.

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