And Finally



And finally… money to burn

An Italian businessman had to watch €40,000 go up in smoke after his girlfriend used the oven he had stuffed with illicit cash to bake a strudel.

Published 24 April 2019

And finally… survey finds third of English people would refuse Scottish money

Market research company Censuswide has found that a third of people living in England would reject Scottish bank notes as fake.

Published 23 April 2019

And finally... BBQ blaze sees students hit with £23m fine

Two Italian students are facing a joint fine of €27 million (£23m) after they were accused of letting a barbecue start a forest fire.

Published 18 April 2019

And finally... away and raffle

A woman who tried to raffle a Scottish castle because she couldn’t sell it on the open market has been rapped by the advertising watchdog for substituting the property for a cash prize instead.

Published 17 April 2019

And finally… Payboy

A 40-year-old man whose parents allegedly binned his pornography collection, worth tens of thousands of pounds, has launched a court case against them.

Published 16 April 2019

And finally… French judge orders demolition of ‘delusional’ and ‘illegal’ £49m chateau

A court has ordered the owner of a €57m (£49m) chateau in the south of France to tear it down after declaring the building illegal, The Guardian has reported.

Published 15 April 2019

And finally... claims of “discrimination and elitism” see Amazon backtrack on cashless shops

Just a year after opening to claims that they were a symbol of the future, Amazon’s cashless American convenience stores are to begin accepting old-fashioned cash.

Published 12 April 2019

And finally… ‘I withdrew $10m from the bank just to look at it’

Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, has told of how he once took $10 million in cash out of the bank and take it home just to look at it.

Published 11 April 2019

And finally… from amorous horses to blundering burglars, Aviva’s most bizarre claims of 2018

In a year that saw the Beast from the East batter UK homes, insurance giant Aviva has today revealed that it also dealt with a range of unusual claims from its customers including damage caused by a hapless burglar who locked himself in a garden shed and a holidaying customer who had their mobile phone destroyed by a monkey.

Published 10 April 2019

And finally... size (of your bank account) does matter in Japan

One in 10 straight Japanese men are 40-year-old virgins, a new study has revealed, with the reason being linked to how much money they have.

Published 9 April 2019

And finally… firm sees £250 late penalty soar to a £50m fine in council bollards row

Infrastructure giant Amey has seen a £250 penalty for late work rocket up to £50 million after taking too long to repair four damaged bollards.

Published 8 April 2019

And finally... failure not an orphan

A scam run by a pair of identical twin brothers has left them out of pocket after both were ordered by a Brazilian judge to pay maintenance to a child whose paternity could not be established.

Published 5 April 2019

And finally… debt impairs psychological and cognitive function, study finds

New academic research has shown how the psychological burden of debt traps poor people in poverty by impairing their ability to make good decisions, pointing to benefits of extending aid at an earlier stage.

Published 4 April 2019

And finally… Tulip to blossom in City of London

The City of London Planning and Transportation Committee has passed a resolution to grant planning permission for The Tulip.

Published 3 April 2019

And finally... vein payments system set for global launch in Manchester

Manchester is to be the location for the global launch of finger vein payments system, Fingopay.

Published 2 April 2019