A school pupil who appeared to have been kidnapped at gunpoint during a Zoom class was only playing a prank, police have said.
Published 21 October 2020
One in ten people in the UK are hoarding more cash at home than before the coronavirus pandemic in case of an emergency, according to new data from the Bank of England.
Published 20 October 2020
A senior Brazilian politician was found with cash stuffed in his underpants when police raided his house in connection with the alleged theft of Covid-19 funds.
Published 19 October 2020
Scottish cryptocurrency scam victim Jen McAdam is set to be portrayed on the big screen by Hollywood actress Kate Winslet.
Published 16 October 2020
An Aberdeen entrepreneur has received a £10,000 cash boost from the Scottish Edge awards for her knitting app.
Published 15 October 2020
A leading member of the parody Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is facing up to six years in prison for alleged illegal political activities.
Published 14 October 2020
A pregnant woman who went into labour minutes into her bar exam managed to complete the crucial test despite giving birth halfway through.
Published 13 October 2020
A resident of Louth County in the Republic of Ireland has run up a €20,000 bill for unpaid parking tickets.
Published 12 October 2020
A Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Stan has sold for £24.5 million at Christie's auction house in New York, breaking an all-time record.
Published 9 October 2020
Venezuela plans to launch the biggest-denomination note in its history, but delays in the note printing and hyperinflation mean it will be worth less than 18p by the time it enters circulation.
Published 8 October 2020
It has been alleged that a Vatican cardinal has given money intended for the rescue of Catholic hostages to a woman who purchased luxury handbags and clothing with it.
Published 7 October 2020
A prisoner who complained of intolerable pain was found to have four phones lodged in his rectum.
Published 6 October 2020
A former City of London banker has opened a pop-up crazy golf venue in Edinburgh.
Published 5 October 2020
A rare first edition Harry Potter book is set to fetch £50,000 at an auction in Staffordshire.
Published 2 October 2020
Police officers have been offered "surf therapy" to help them deal with mental health problems.
Published 1 October 2020