And Finally



And finally... budgie smuggler

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

And finally... 2018's Top Ten

Published 21 December 2018

And finally...driven mad

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

And finally...research confirms workplace "self-promoters" drag down productivity

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

And finally...Patisserie Valerie supplier took baseball bats to head office over late payments

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

And finally...children's charity joins with VISA to create contactless Christmas jumpers

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

And finally...Smith's own copy of Wealth of Nations surpasses auction estimate

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

And finally...Heart of Gold

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

And finally...long march

A Chinese company has been criticised for allegedly fining employees who don't walk 180,000 steps per month.

Published 12 December 2018

And finally... nuns on the run

Two nuns who embezzled nearly £400,000 from a Catholic school to gamble in Las Vegas have apologised for their actions.

Published 11 December 2018

And finally... well-heeled

Dozens of pairs of designer trainers seized from a convicted gangster are set to be auctioned to raise money for fighting crime.

Published 10 December 2018

And finally...London reveals network of contactless homeless donation points

As we enter the season of giving and the coldest months of the year, Londoners walking the capital's streets can now make contactless donations to homelssness charities through a network of terminals across the city.

Published 7 December 2018

And finally...money can by happiness - but even millionaires say they need more

A survey of millionaires carried out by Harvard Business School has revealed that their wealth has not brought them happiness, but it could, if they had a bit more.

Published 6 December 2018

And finally...man whose Scottish tenner was rejected claimed he was victim of hate crime

A father who claimed his son had been the victim of a hate crime crime after a post office turned him away when he tried to deposit the £10 note he had received from his Scottish aunt, has been forced to back down following criticism for involving the police in the matter.

Published 5 December 2018

And finally...books on wealth creation make us feel in control of our lives, Edinburgh Uni study finds

Books that offer financial advice have enduring appeal because they speak to readers’ emotions in a way that get-rich-quick schemes cannot, researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found.

Published 4 December 2018