Soft drink manufacturer AG Barr is expected to report a 1% rise in first-half pre-tax profits to £9.5m. The makers of popular soft drink Irn-Bru have been criticised by children’s author Raymond Briggs, who did not appreciate their “exploitative” pastiche of his story “The Snowman” for a recent advertising campaign. The Sunday Telegraph 23/9/07 page B9 (The Week Ahead, Business) The Mail On Sunday 23/9/07 page 36