And Finally



And finally… number’s up

Hundreds of number plates featuring the new 71 series have been banned over fears of inappropriate applications such as TA71 BAN and AN71 VAX.

Published 28 September 2021

And finally... bad hair day

A professional hair model has been awarded 20 million rupees, almost £200,000, after a haircut at one of Delhi's most renowned salon's left her without a job.

Published 27 September 2021

And finally… high stakes

A judge who was caught playing cards during a remote court hearing in a case worth nearly €100,000 has apologised.

Published 24 September 2021

And finally… smooth criminal

Michael Jackson memorabilia seized from the vice president of Equatorial Guinea will be used to help pay for Covid-19 vaccines for the country, US authorities have said.

Published 23 September 2021

And finally… name and shame

A couple who wanted to name their newborn son "Vladimir Putin" have been refused permission by Swedish authorities.

Published 22 September 2021

And finally… last words

Funeral directors in the UK have been ordered to display a standardised price list in their windows and on their websites.

Published 21 September 2021

And finally... shock outcome

A first edition copy of Frankenstein has sold for $1.17 million at an auction in New York.

Published 20 September 2021

And finally… Bollinger Bolsheviks

Champagne producers have given in to a new Russian law that will see genuine French Champagne labelled as "sparkling wine" – while Russian-made sparkling wine is labelled "champagne".

Published 17 September 2021

And finally… beach of the peace

A lawyer was arrested after dressing up as Michael Myers from the Halloween horror movie franchise and strolling on the beach with a bloody knife.

Published 16 September 2021

And finally… nothing happens

Anti-vaccine protesters have failed in a bid to "bring London to a total standstill" by wantonly pressing buttons on pedestrian crossings.

Published 15 September 2021

And finally… marked man

A middle-aged Liverpudlian spent three nights in a maximum-security jail after being mistaken for one of Italy's most-wanted mafia bosses.

Published 14 September 2021

And finally... gearing up

Hot Wheels is giving one car owner the chance to have their car made into a toy.

Published 13 September 2021

And finally... bad manors

The most expensive home in the USA has fallen into receivership after the owner defaulted on over $165 million of loans and debt.

Published 10 September 2021

And finally... bowled over

A porcelain bowl thought to have been worth £500 has sold at auction for £320,000 after it turned out to be a rare Chinese artefact.

Published 9 September 2021

And finally... out of whack

A junior council worker who rejected and approved real planning applications, adding sarcastic comments in the process, in the belief they were testing a dummy website has learned that the decisions are now legally binding.

Published 8 September 2021