And finally...Tory who protested banking corruption by refusing to pay council tax suspended by party
A castle-dwelling Aberdeenshire councillor has been suspended by the Conservative Party for a year after he admitted that he deliberately missed his council tax payments.
Published 18 September 2018
American lender Umpqua bank is rolling out a new mobile app described as Tinder for bankers, offering users the capability of selecting their own personal banker from a host of mugshots and profiles.
Published 17 September 2018
An Italian priest has called for the introduction of a "cleavage tax" on brides who wear wedding dresses with plunging necklines.
Published 14 September 2018
A popular Chinese restaurant chain has seen its market value plummet by $190m (£145m) this week after a dead rat was found in one of its customer’s soup.
Published 13 September 2018
A major advice centre in Scotland has introduced a four-day working week for its staff to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism.
Published 12 September 2018
Landmark Perth Hotel, The Lovat, has announced it will start accepting a recently launched cryptocurrency as payment from customers, with the aim of future proofing the hotel.
Published 11 September 2018
A group of activist nuns is buying stock in gun companies in an effort to compel manufacturers to detail how often their products are used in mass shootings.
Published 10 September 2018
The word fintech has finally been entered into the Merriam-Webster dictionary after after decades of usage having been accepted to have entered the general vocabulary.
Published 7 September 2018
Online retail giant Amazon has (briefly) become the second US-listed firm to have a market value of more than $1 trillion (£779bn).
Published 6 September 2018
Social scrolling is not only draining young Scots time, but also leaving a dent in their pockets according to new research from Barclays.
Published 5 September 2018
Stagecoach tycoon and philanthropist Ann Gloag has won approval for a £3.6 million church in her home city of Perth.
Published 4 September 2018
A man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a construction firm in America which he claims fired him after he refused to attend weekly Bible study meetings.
Published 3 September 2018
A man who was caught after raiding an Aberdeen cash machine when his girlfriend flagged down police in the Granite City for directions has been jailed for 52 months.
Published 31 August 2018
An American charmer who attempted to get free meals by going on dates with women before bailing out and leaving the unlucky ladies with the tab, is facing the possibility of 13 years in prison in the alleged case of so-called "dine-and-dash".
Published 30 August 2018
A portrait of Nigel Farage valued at £25,000 has failed to attract a single bid at one of Britain’s most prestigious art shows.
Published 29 August 2018