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The European Commission raided 40 European newsprint producers last week to investigate the possibility of price-fixing. The action follows a 20 per cent surge in the price of newsprint this year which has brought numerous complaints from publishers.

Reckitt & Colman is to sponsor GMTV’s weather in a 1m deal through TMD Carat. A variety of brands will appear on air, starting with Windolene.

Sixty seven per cent of UK adults are unhappy with the amount of top sports events and films being bought up by satellite and cable TV, according to CIA Sensor.

Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television has confirmed rumours that former TV-am chief executive Bruce Gyngell will be group managing director.

The Sunday Telegraph is to launch a magazine section this autumn, edited by Alexander Chancellor.

BBC Top Gear Magazine has secured a 250,000 sponsorship deal with building society Alliance & Leicester.

The Audit Bureau of Circulation has restructured its management. Anthony Peacham becomes director of marketing and communications, consumer press. Trevor Foley takes the same role in the business-to-business division. Anthea Moss becomes director of audits.

Calvin Klein Cosmetics has appointed CIA Medianetwork and Initiative Media to handle all European media planning and buying.

Grampian Television has announced a 15.7 per cent increase in pre-tax profits to 4.4m for the year to February 28.

Ventures, a new magazine for people running their own business, was launched this week by NewDay Limited with an initial 30,000 print run.

Country 1035 is to launch a joint promotion with Happy Eater involving competitions to encourage sampling.

Burda Publications has confirmed it will close business monthly !Forbes after the May 1995 issue.

The ITV Sponsorship Committee is hosting a breakfast briefing on ITV sponsorship and new tracking research to monitor its effectiveness on May 24.