And Finally

And finally…It’s the economy, infant! – downturn hits kids in the pocket

While the economic recovery continues apace and wages rise, youngsters are yet to feel the trickle-down effect as pocket money remains depressed, according to latest figures.

Published 21 August 2015

And finally...Fifth of Scots keep partners in the dark over debt

Almost one in five Scots have not told their partner the full extent of their debts, according to new research.

Published 20 August 2015

And finally…More and more never want to retire

New research has revealed that 6 per cent of over 50s and 11 per cent of over 60s who are not yet retired ever plan on doing so.

Published 18 August 2015

And finally…Boss's pay 183 times higher than their minions'

The average pay of a UK chief executive is 183 times that of their average member of staff and now almost hits a staggering £5 million each.

Published 17 August 2015

And finally… Architects crowdfund to build £1.85bn Lord of the Rings replica in England

A group of architects has launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising almost £2 billion in order to build a lifesize replica of Lord of the Rings city Minas Tirith in the south of England, reports The Telegraph.

Published 14 August 2015

And finally…Man sells trading firm he set up with £4k for £200m

An entrepreneur who launched his currencies trading business with £4,250 of start-up capital has just sold it for more than £200 million to the private equity firm that is buying RBS spin-off bank Williams & Glyn.

Published 13 August 2015

And finally…French are world’s worst tippers

Service staff from around the globe have branded French tourists the world’s worst tippers, with Britons not far behind.

Published 12 August 2015

And finally…Shake it toff - popster Swift eyes Perthshire castle

International pop star Taylor Swift is reported to be eying-up a multi-million pound swoop for a Scottish castle.

Published 11 August 2015

And finally…World's most expensive bottle of whisky named

The world’s most expensive bottle of whisky has been named - and it will set you back a cool £22,551.

Published 10 August 2015

And finally...Illiterate bookie raider targets chippy by mistake

A drunk who can't read or write tried to rob a Scottish bookmakers only to see his raid go awry after ending up in a nearby chip shop by mistake.

Published 7 August 2015

And finally…That’s lunar-cy

Buzz Aldrin, the second man ever to step foot on the surface of the moon has this week revealed what must be one of the most bizarre - and surprisingly modest - travel expenses claims in history.

Published 5 August 2015

And finally…Serbian lottery organisers drop the ball

The head of the state lottery in Serbia has been forced to resign after a winning number appeared on TV coverage of a live draw before the ball had been selected.

Published 4 August 2015

And finally…Average UK family now working 19 years just to pay taxes

The average British household now pays nearly three-quarters of a million pounds in tax during their lifetime.

Published 31 July 2015