And Finally

And finally… ‘Bargain’ house sale turns out to be 30cm strip of land

A first-time auction bidder thought he’d just landed an absolute steal after his $13,000 bid for a South Florida property won an online auction.

Published 19 June 2019

And finally... a peel before conviction

A man who robbed a bank with a banana has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Published 18 June 2019

And finally... baby born today needs to save £1,734 a year to get their first foot on housing ladder

The average first-time buyer is now paying £154,238, requiring a deposit of £15,424, meaning those born in 1988 would have had to save £514 for every year of their life just to make it onto today’s ladder.

Published 17 June 2019

And finally… designers propose world’s first 360-degree infinity pool atop London skyscraper

Death defying swimming pools are set to become the newest architectural trend in central London under newly unveiled concept designs.

Published 14 June 2019

And finally... Scottish town runs out of cash in first weekend without a bank

The Highland town of Lossiemouth has seen its cash machines run dry in its first weekend without a high street bank.

Published 13 June 2019

And finally… Sagrada Familia granted planning permission at last

Barcelona’s city authority has finally granted a building permit to Sagrada Familia, 137 after work began.

Published 12 June 2019

And finally... do you want fries with that?

Russia's largest bank Sberbank has announced plans to open an outlet inside a McDonald's restaurant.

Published 11 June 2019

And finally... holy smoke

The Church of England is to consider investing in medical marijuana for the first time after relaxing a self-imposed ban, according to reports.

Published 10 June 2019

And finally... Amazon device would read people's emotions

Online retail giant Amazon is in the process of developing a new piece of wearable tech with a voice-activated capacity to recognise human emotions via a variety of signals, Bloomberg has reported.

Published 7 June 2019

And finally… Waitrose to introduce energy-saving ‘invisible’ doors

An ‘invisible door’ that has the potential to save British retailers a combined £1.5 billion per year by reducing their energy bills is to be introduced by Waitrose.

Published 6 June 2019

And finally... Japanese cinema ticket prices increased for first time in 26 years

The price of a standard ticket to attend the cinema in Japan has remained the same for over a quarter of a century but will now finally be increased.

Published 5 June 2019

And finally… long-lost Lewis chessman found in drawer could fetch £1m

A medieval chess piece that was missing for almost 200 years has appeared and could fetch £1 million at auction having been kept unknowingly in a drawer by an Edinburgh family for decades.

Published 4 June 2019

And finally... HSBC bans car parking and tells workers to get on their bikes

HSBC UK is to slash 90 per cent of its 700 staff car parking spaces across two of its regional centres, installing bike racks and changing rooms instead.

Published 3 June 2019

And finally... son turns dad into bank job getaway driver

Police in the American state of Maine have revealed that a man who robbed a bank duped his own dad into being his getaway driving.

Published 31 May 2019

And finally... toxic laptop sold for £1m

A laptop infected with six of the world’s most dangerous computer viruses and made into a piece of art has been sold for more than £1 million.

Published 30 May 2019