A man from California has been arrested after attempting to steal his flatmate’s winning lottery ticket following what turned out to be an ridiculously ill-conceived fraud.
Published 14 January 2019
Mastercard’s logo will no longer feature the text of its name on its logo following a bold rebranding move.
Published 11 January 2019
Following news this week that his company has just become the most valuable in the world, it has now emerged that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is to split from his wife in what is being suggested could result in the biggest divorce settlement in history.
Published 10 January 2019
Amazon is now the most valuable company in the world after it passed Microsoft this week to take over the top spot. The
Published 9 January 2019
The Gyle at Edinburgh Park Premier Inn has become the UK’s first battery-powered hotel in a bid to improve energy efficiency, secure power supply and enable energy cost savings on-site.
Published 8 January 2019
A Japanese billionaire who is paying SpaceX about $500 million for future trip around the moon on a SpaceX Super Heavy Starship has announced that he is giving away almost a million dollars - via twitter.
Published 7 January 2019
Prison guards allowed a prisoner who helped them with their taxes to eat Chinese take-away and sit in a guard station after hours.
Published 4 January 2019
A man has admitted stealing a dozen budgies from an Edinburgh accountant's home before offering to help her look for the pets - while a couple of them sat on his shoulder.
Published 3 January 2019
Published 21 December 2018
An absurd €19,000 insurance quote obtained by a teenager for a 14-year-old car has been decried as an "outrageous" tax on rural Ireland. Leitrem councillor Padraig Fallon told The Irish Times that an 18-year-old approache
Published 20 December 2018
Research conducted by a top business school has finally confirmed what most of us probably already knew, after identifying a type of employee who manages to look busy and successful, without actually doing anything useful.
Published 19 December 2018
An out-of-pocket supplier to beleaguered cafe chain Patisserie Valerie turned up its head offices with baseball bats to pursue late payments, the Daily Mail has reported.
Published 18 December 2018
Fundraisers for Save the Children have donned Christmas jumpers with a contactless reader built into the sleeve by VISA as part of the charity's annual festive appeal for donations.
Published 17 December 2018
One of only two copies of The Wealth of Nations personally owned by its Scots author and the father of modern economics, Adam Smith, has been sold at auction for £908,750.
Published 14 December 2018
Music legend Neil Young has announced victory in his bid to have Barclaycard taken off the bill for his upcoming concert with Bob Dylan in London’s Hyde Park after he took issue with the financial giant’s sponsorship of the event.
Published 13 December 2018