And Finally



And finally... lightning strikes twice

A Canadian man is making the most of his unlikely life after winning the lottery - decades after he was struck by lightning in a Nova Scotia lake.

Published 23 July 2015

And finally... penny-pinching parliamentarian faces derision

An MP has defended a 9p expenses claim for a 350-yard car journey, claiming that the mileage "does add up" over a year.

Published 22 July 2015

And finally... UK and Ireland's Monopoly champion crowned

A Northern Ireland woman who defeated her husband in the early stages of the championship has been acclaimed the best Monopoly player in the UK and Ireland.

Published 21 July 2015

And finally... Mini-kilt waitresses bound for Scotland

A US restaurant chain with waitresses who wear mini-kilts and tartan crop tops is looking to expand into Scotland, its would-be motherland.

Published 20 July 2015

And finally…Scotland's first wine 'undrinkable'

Experts have joined the maker of Scotland's first home-grown wine in branding it “undrinkable”.

Published 17 July 2015

And finally…Feather-filled golf ball sells for £6250 at St Andrews auction

As British Open golfers get underway at St Andrews today, it was birdies of a more literal sort that produced an early windfall at the ‘Home of Golf’ last night.

Published 16 July 2015

50 Cent runs out of change

Grammy Award-winning rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy in the United States.

Published 14 July 2015

And finally... They may, in fact, take our freedom

Bookmaker Paddy Power is facing a lawsuit from Irish football manager Roy Keane after using his likeness on a parody poster.

Published 14 July 2015

And finally…Never was so much paid - Spitfire sells for record-breaking £3.1m

An RAF Spitfire which is the last of its kind after being painstakingly restored over five years has been sold at auction for a record £3.1 million.

Published 10 July 2015

And finally…Bankers fines to be used for £10,000 a-year Victoria and George Cross ‘thank you’

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will today announce that financial fines levied from the misconduct of bankers will be used to pay for a £10,000 annuity for Victoria and George Cross holders.

Published 8 July 2015

And finally…EuroMillions winner to keep job as a roofer

Scotland’s newest millionaire is to celebrate his fortune with a fortnight’s holiday but will carry on working as a roofer when he returns.

Published 7 July 2015

And finally…Promise of Murray triumph pushes men’s final tickets to £59,000

As the nation gears-up to cheer Andy Murray on to Wimbledon glory, it has emerged that ticket prices for Sunday’s men’s final have already reached astronomical heights.

Published 6 July 2015