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My reading of the Privacy and Communications Act 2003 is that, in your case, press releases are spam. You seem to be blogging as a private individual not as a business, which means you have to opt in to any commercial emails to receive them, plus there needs to be a clear opt-out link.
In theory the maximum fine is £5000. Probably unlikely to be enforced in this case, but maybe worth investigating from your end. The Information Commissioner looks after this stuff.
There is also a clause about directories in the Act, although it’s not clear from my initial reading whether this is likely to cover media databases rather than just telephone directories.

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