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And finally…Lloyds cuts loyal pensioners some slack

And finally…Lloyds cuts loyal pensioners some slack

Lloyds Banking Group has been compelled to paid back a £1000 penalty it slapped on a retired couple after they transfered their savings between two of its own subsidiaries just four days too early. Pam and Tony Burke, 69 and 71, were hit by the financial sanction despite the cash never leaving Lloyds’ coffers. The couple […]

And finally…pound-for-pound the festival’s best joke

And finally…pound-for-pound the festival’s best joke

Hard currency has won out in the battle for this year’s top joke title at the Edinburgh Festival. Comic Ken Cheng won the 10th annual Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe with… “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” Winning the award Cheng said: “I am very […]

And finally…financial services bosses crowned UK’s best by workers

And finally…financial services bosses crowned UK’s best by workers

Financial services bosses – such as those in banking and insurance – have taken the top spot following a poll of employees in industries across the UK, with 62 per cent of workers describing their boss as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. And the findings of the One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper also found that management in the professional […]

And finally…the great Gates giveaway continues but top stop is still his

And finally…the great Gates giveaway continues but top stop is still his

Bill Gates is still the world’s richest person, despite giving away £3.6 billion of his fortune to charity this week. In his largest donation since 2000, the Microsoft founder donated 64 million shares in the firm to an as yet unknown beneficiary. It is the equivalent to 5 per cent of his total fortune, currently […]

And finally…jury’s out on “most hated man in America”

And finally…jury’s out on “most hated man in America”

Prospective jurors in the fraud trial of hated pharmaceutical boss Martin Shkreli trampled over the long-established principle of jury impartiality in court transcripts which show juror selection for the trial going quickly awry because he was so disliked. Mr Shkreli became the object of widespread ire in September 2015 after his company acquired the drug Daraprim, […]

And finally…councillors across Scotland owe more than £140,000 in local tax debts

And finally…councillors across Scotland owe more than £140,000 in local tax debts

More than 30 councillors across Scotland have historic council tax debts, according to the BBC. The broadcaster has found that the councillors have run up over £140,000 in council tax debts with local authorities across Scotland, a total sum equivalent to the salaries of four teachers. BBC Scotland submitted freedom of information requests to all 32 […]

And finally…radical is-scam

And finally…radical is-scam

A Syrian refugee has been convicted in Germany of seeking to defraud terror group Islamic State to the tune of €180,000. Hasan A., a 39-year-old hairdresser from Damascus, now faces two years in jail for trying to persuade IS operatives to transfer him money for explosives which he had no intention of buying. He never […]

And finally…TOP SECRET accountant wanted

And finally…TOP SECRET accountant wanted

UK spy agency MI5 has revealed that it is looking to recruit a finance officer for its Northern Ireland operation but all applicants must be British citizens and cannot discuss their application with anyone “other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British”. For anyone interesting in top secret […]

And finally… special edition Monopoly to feature Scotland’s most luxurious properties

And finally… special edition Monopoly to feature Scotland’s most luxurious properties

Budding property tycoons can now get their hands on some of Scotland’s most extravagant hotels as part of an extra-special variation of the classic Monopoly board game. Tourism firm Luxury Scotland has commissioned the special edition to coincide with the group’s 25th anniversary and is encouraging discerning gamers to take a chance on some of Scotland’s […]

And finally…quarter of Brits would invest in a business if they hit the jackpot

And finally…quarter of Brits would invest in a business if they hit the jackpot

One in every four Britons would invest in a business if they won a substantial amount of money, according to new research. More than a third (36 per cent) would continue working following a substantial lottery win, and one in six (16 per cent) would work for a charity if they won the jackpot, revealed […]