The top section of a handout issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Paddy Power advert offering a refund on all losing bets if Oscar Pistorius is found not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend.  It became the most complained-about UK ad of all time two weeks ago. Photograph: ASA/PA Wire

Paddy Power, the Irish-based bookmaker, has been given a severe ticking off by the UK Advertising Standards Authority over its Oscar Pistorius (...)

Part of Paddy Power’s ad featuring a mock-up of Oscar Pistorius as an Academy Award.

Paddy Power has been ordered to withdraw its controversial ad which offers odds on the trial of Oscar Pistorius Oscar for murder after it becam(...)

On trial:  Oscar Pistorius

What separates Paddy Power’s disgusting “money-back-if-he-walks” advertisement for its offer of a flutter on the Oscar Pistorius verdict from voyeu(...)

Andrew Furlong with his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court last year. The father of murdered teenager Nicola Furlong said he was outraged by comments made by Paddy Power himself that the company was justified in running a bet on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial  because of the worldwide interest in the case.

Some 50 complaints have been received about the Paddy Power advertisement in relation to the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. The A(...)

A butcher’s ‘no horsemeat’ sign after the scandal broke this year. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

JANUARY l The year started with confirmation, of sorts, of something sensible people have known since cars first took to the roads: men reckon they’re(...)

One of the controversial government adverts urging illegal immigrants to go hom. Photograph:  Home Office/PA Wire

An investigation into the British home office’s “Go Home” ad vans campaign is being carried out by the UK advertising watchdog.The Advertising Standar(...)

Reacting to the ban, a Peta spokesman said: “We are befuddled by the ASA’s ruling . . . The link between meat consumption and the increased risk of heart disease and cancer has been repeatedly documented in studies and medical reports.”

Animal rights campaigners in Britain have been forbidden to use a billboard campaign showing a child smoking a cigar, which warns that eating meat inc(...)

A second Irish Examiner poster, erected in Limerick after the first was torn down. Picture: Mike Cowhey

There have protests in Limerick and Kerry over a billboard advertising campaign promoting the Irish Examiner which has prompted more than 20 complaint(...)

Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke claimed the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority was unwilling and unable to regulate the junk food industry online. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Northern Irish health charity has accused the national advertising watchdog of failing to protect children from junk food online. North(...)

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