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24 February - 1 March 1996

McDonald's scuppers German TV items on McLibel Trial

  • The McLibel Support Campaign received reliable information this week that McDonald's has used its corporate might and 'good business connections' to prevent coverage of the case.

    "It is our understanding that McDonald's has used its influence and power to ensure that two different television pieces on the trial which were due to be broadcast on German TV will not be shown. The items were going to be shown on Spiegel TV (RTL Channel) and Pro7," said an MSC statement.

    McDonald's lose London battle over new store

    London, 1 March:
  • Jubilant local residents in the London district of East Finchley celebrated McDonald's decision not to continue its push to open a 190-seat store at its European headquarters there.

    The company decided to withdraw its appeal against the local council's decision, taken in July 1995, to refuse planning permission for the new store. McDonald's plan has been strongly opposed by local residents who formed the 'Campaign Against McDonald's at East Finchley'. The residents were concerned that the store would cause traffic chaos and litter problems, and that McDonald's litter would be strewn across Cherry Tree Wood, a 'lovely park' nearby.

    Drive-thru application refused in London

    North Finchley, London:
  • The Hendon and Finchley Times reports this week that McDonalds' planning application for a drive-thru at a new leisure complex being built near the North Circular road was refused by the local council. The paper states that McDonald's is not going to appeal against the decision.

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