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And finally...Hammered thrower pays for Bejing taxi with gold medal

As this week’s world athletics championships continues in Bejing today, news has emerged that gold medal-winning Polish hammer thrower Pawel Fajdek got so hammered during his victory celebrations that he paid for a taxi with gong.

Published 26 August 2015

And finally…”No hard feelings” as BBC ‘Dragons’ pull out of Scots’ investment deal

Two young Scots entrepreneurs who were offered £65,000 funding on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme only to see it withdrawn on a technicality, say they have no regrets.

Published 25 August 2015

And finally...Lego now 'better investment than shares or gold'

The average pristine Lego set has increased in value by around 12 per cent since 2000, outstripping the return on investment in the stock market, gold or traditional bank accounts.

Published 24 August 2015

And finally…It’s the economy, infant! – downturn hits kids in the pocket

While the economic recovery continues apace and wages rise, youngsters are yet to feel the trickle-down effect as pocket money remains depressed, according to latest figures.

Published 21 August 2015

And finally...Fifth of Scots keep partners in the dark over debt

Almost one in five Scots have not told their partner the full extent of their debts, according to new research.

Published 20 August 2015

And finally…More and more never want to retire

New research has revealed that 6 per cent of over 50s and 11 per cent of over 60s who are not yet retired ever plan on doing so.

Published 18 August 2015

And finally…Boss's pay 183 times higher than their minions'

The average pay of a UK chief executive is 183 times that of their average member of staff and now almost hits a staggering £5 million each.

Published 17 August 2015

And finally… Architects crowdfund to build £1.85bn Lord of the Rings replica in England

A group of architects has launched a crowdfunding campaign in the hopes of raising almost £2 billion in order to build a lifesize replica of Lord of the Rings city Minas Tirith in the south of England, reports The Telegraph.

Published 14 August 2015

And finally…Man sells trading firm he set up with £4k for £200m

An entrepreneur who launched his currencies trading business with £4,250 of start-up capital has just sold it for more than £200 million to the private equity firm that is buying RBS spin-off bank Williams & Glyn.

Published 13 August 2015

And finally…French are world’s worst tippers

Service staff from around the globe have branded French tourists the world’s worst tippers, with Britons not far behind.

Published 12 August 2015

And finally…Shake it toff - popster Swift eyes Perthshire castle

International pop star Taylor Swift is reported to be eying-up a multi-million pound swoop for a Scottish castle.

Published 11 August 2015

And finally…World's most expensive bottle of whisky named

The world’s most expensive bottle of whisky has been named - and it will set you back a cool £22,551.

Published 10 August 2015

And finally...Illiterate bookie raider targets chippy by mistake

A drunk who can't read or write tried to rob a Scottish bookmakers only to see his raid go awry after ending up in a nearby chip shop by mistake.

Published 7 August 2015