Shares in Digitalbox, the company behind the Daily Mash, were up on Thursday after the firm said it is performing ahead of expectations.

Digitalbox said its Entertainment Daily business saw "strong advertising and audience growth" and resulted in the celebrity gossip site reporting underlying earnings of £433,000 and revenue of £2 million.

Entertainment Daily produces and publishes online UK entertainment news covering TV shows and celebrity news.

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Revenue is generated from the sale of advertising slots in and around the content it publishes.

Shares were almost two per cent higher at 7p in afternoon trade.

Braehead owner Intu has announced that finance executive Barbara Gibbes will become interim chief financial officer from late April.

Ms Gibbes, a former financial controller at Domino's Pizza Group, is currently director of finance at intu, having joined in early 2017.

She will become interim chief financial officer from April 29 until a permanent appointment is made.

The move follows the announcement that current CFO Matthew Roberts will replace chief executive David Fischel at the helm of the property firm from that date.