Poverty has long been linked with lower levels of intelligence, especially among children, but a new study carried out by experts at Edinburgh University has suggested its impact may depend on where you live.
Published 22 December 2015
Around half of internet and mobile banking users will break away from the festivities on Christmas Day to check on their pennies and pounds, according to the nation’s largest building society.
Published 21 December 2015
A watch made by a 17th-century Scots watchmaker has fetched almost £1 million at auction –four times its expected price.
Published 17 December 2015
English football club Huddersfield Town has announced the launch of an creative new initiative that will see its fans offered the opportunity to sign-up for a pre-paid club-themed funeral plan.
Published 16 December 2015
A Czech man faces up to to years in jail after allegedly hiding in a restaurant after it closed in order to hold his own private feast on-the-house.
Published 15 December 2015
The Spanish government is se t to bring a legal claim against Colombia for the estimated $1 billion found on the wreck of an 18 the century galleon that sank off the South American coast 300 years ago.
Published 14 December 2015
Edinburgh has the highest number of expensive streets in Scotland, according to research from Bank of Scotland.
Published 11 December 2015
Published 10 December 2015
An English regional supermarket chain has been left red-faced and thousands of pounds out of pocket after accidentally introducing a blanket 20 per cent discount on everything in all of its stores.
Published 9 December 2015
Authorities in Nigeria have been left red-faced after the country's telecom regulator admitted that it had made a $500m (£330m) typing error when announcing a reduction in a massive fine imposed on Africa's largest mobile operator.
Published 8 December 2015
Published 7 December 2015
An exasperated eBay seller has banned the whole of Scotland from buying his items because he is sick of them waking from a drunken night out with no memory of making their bids.
Published 4 December 2015
UK-based banknote printer De La Rue is to cut production by a quarter as demand for paper notes falls across the world.
Published 3 December 2015
A lawyer dubbed the “Duke of Princes Street” who lived at an exclusive club on the Edinburgh thoroughfare for nearly 60 years has left £26 million in his will.
Published 2 December 2015
Published 1 December 2015