And Finally

And finally…third of Scots planning to ‘escape’ cost and commercialisation of Christmas

Christmas advertising, festive shop displays, or the cost of hosting Christmas dinner for the family - those are the reasons Scots are escaping the country over the holiday season, new research has revealed. 

Published 18 November 2015

And finally…£78m for a hot-dog?

UK pet owners are spending £78 million extra per year on gas and electricity bills by leaving heating and electrical devices on for lonely pets.

Published 17 November 2015

And finally…Scots set to spend £20 million-plus on novelty Christmas jumpers

Scots are likely to spend upwards of £20 million on Christmas jumpers this year, according to new research.

Published 16 November 2015

And finally…£50m of diamonds are for seven-year-olds, apparently

A Hong Kong billionaire convicted of corruption has spent £50.6m at auctions in Geneva on two rare coloured diamonds for his seven year-old daughter.

Published 13 November 2015

And finally...if you can't beat em...

Business in a small Welsh town people are joining forces to use the same accountancy loopholes used by huge multinationals to avoid the taxman as part of a BBC experiment.

Published 12 November 2015

And finally...'Build me a jail, and make it snappy!'

Indonesia's anti-drugs agency has suggested a prison for death row convicts be built on an island protected by crocodiles -because they can't be bribed.

Published 10 November 2015

And finally...sold under a bad sign

With Friday 13th looming for the third time this year, a new survey from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has revealed just how superstitious we are as a nation.

Published 9 November 2015

And finally...condemned Peckham prefab sells for almost £1m

It is an area of London more closely associated with Del Boy than high-end property deals but a dilapidated prefab bungalow in Peckham has just sold at auction for nearly £1 million pounds.

Published 6 November 2015

And finally…Irish bank’s bid for dead woman’s house

A court in Ireland has heard how a bank has been forced to back down in its attempt to repossess the Dublin home owned by a woman who had already been dead for seven years.

Published 5 November 2015

And finally…‘bank of mum and dad’ calls in the lawyers

The ‘bank of mum and dad’ has become an increasingly vital resource for today’s generation of first-time homebuyers, but it seems the once informal family agreements are now being drawn-up with strict legal constraints.

Published 3 November 2015

And finally...Don’t forget your Christmas party tax breaks

While Christmas might still be two months away, many businesses will already be planning their annual celebration.

Published 2 November 2015

And finally...househunters ain't afraid of no ghosts

The thought of sharing their home with a ghostly presence wouldn’t put the majority of people off their dream property, according to new research from Clydesdale Bank.

Published 30 October 2015

And finally…to you, to me…

A set of dozy would-be raiders have failed in their attempt to steal an entire cash machine from an Aberdeenshire petrol station after discovering it was too heavy to lift.

Published 29 October 2015