And Finally



And finally…til debt do us part - bungling PayPal tells customer her death breached its rules

E-payments company Paypal has been forced to apologise after sending a deceased customer who owed them money a bizarre email stating that their death was a violation of its policies.

Published 13 July 2018

And finally…Fiat workers plan strike over monster Ronaldo transfer

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy are to strike after its main investor decided to pay €112m (£99.2m) to sign footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus.

Published 12 July 2018

And finally...the big siesta

A civil servant in Spain has been banned from holding any public post for nine years after it was found that he managed to get paid €50,000 a yer for a job he didn’t actually go to for more than a decade.

Published 11 July 2018

And finally…call for Scotland’s own Angel of the North to breathe new life into Edinburgh waterfront

Scotland needs its own answer to the Angel of the North to revive Edinburgh’s neglected waterfront, according to a local businessman.

Published 10 July 2018

And finally...devil in the detail

In a rare case of hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, councillors in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, have voted to adjust the price of cremation by £1 to avoid a rate of £666 which might startle the superstitious.

Published 9 July 2018

And finally...Spotify swamped with refund requests over spam Drake promotion

Subscribers of music streaming giant Spotify’s premium, ad-free accounts are demanding refunds after being spammed by a promotion campaign for Canadian rapper Drake’s latest album.

Published 6 July 2018

And finally...UBS puts digital clone of chief investment officer in branch

A UBS branch in Switzerland will soon be offering its wealth management clients the opportunity to get advice from an AI-powered avatar of the bank's chief investment officer.

Published 5 July 2018

And finally…firm tickled by man's viral video mocking superiors gets new job after sacking

A builder who was sacked for a prank Snapchat video which mocked his supervisors for being lazy has got a new job and it turns out his new boss thought the video was actually pretty funny too.

Published 4 July 2018

And finally... 44-year itch

A person who was "feeling guilty" over a 44-year-old parking ticket has paid it anonymously.

Published 3 July 2018

And finally... cat's out the bag

A finance manager who stole £370,000 in company cash to buy pedigree kittens and sustain a high-class lifestyle has been jailed for four years.

Published 2 July 2018

And finally...discussed retirement income with your partner? No, neither have a quarter of UK couples

Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of couples admit they have never discussed retirement income plans with their partner or spouse.

Published 29 June 2018

And finally...gangsters complain of 'saturated' cannabis market as prices plummet

Drug dealers in Scotland have seen cannabis profits decline as a result of mass production – which has driven prices down.

Published 28 June 2018

And finally...great British beer shortage becoming a reality

Recent worries about Britain's pubs running out of beer look like they might come to something after the UK's biggest landlord said today that some of its outlets are running out of certain beer brands as CO2 gas shortages continue to hit the food and drink sectors.

Published 27 June 2018

And finally...HMRC takes 5 million taxpayers’ Voice IDs without consent

HM Revenue and Customs has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent, an investigation carried out by campaign group Big Brother Watch has claimed.

Published 26 June 2018

And finally...record year sees staff at Scots PR firm share £250k bonus pot

Employees of Scottish PR firm The BIG Partnership are to share in a £250,000 bonus pay-out after the agency reported its best-ever year.

Published 25 June 2018