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Final offer

Posted on: 2 June 2015

Nobody complained when Wolfgang Güllich stood in as the stunt double for Sylvester Stallone in Cliffhanger.

Purchasing managers (and Greece)

Posted on: 1 June 2015

A bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945 sold at auction last Thursday for £11,750, even though the greater-than-usual amount of air in the bottle suggests it might be undrinkable.

US Q1 shrinkage?

Posted on: 29 May 2015

The BBC has advised London robbers to make their getaway on a motorcycle without a crash helmet.

Another upward revision?

Posted on: 28 May 2015

By far the most astonishing revelation of the last 24 hours was that FIFA has an ethics committee.

Queen’s speech

Posted on: 27 May 2015

A proud owner was demonstrating the pedestrian-avoidance capability of his new Volvo.

It’s Greece again

Posted on: 26 May 2015

The Guardian newspaper shocked its readers with a revelation that the Bank of England is examining the implications of a referendum vote to leave the European Union.

It could be an interesting day

Posted on: 22 May 2015

Clever marketing boosted sales of prosecco by 1200% over the last five years.

A couple of minutes

Posted on: 21 May 2015

Sterling was well-bid on Wednesday.

Panic not

Posted on: 20 May 2015

The Bank of England needs a face to adorn its new £20 note.

No inflation, no deflation

Posted on: 19 May 2015

The American president wants the country's police to be less bellicose and to slaughter fewer members of the public.

Dearth of data

Posted on: 18 May 2015

A social network called Weather News has been created to enable its users to discuss the weather.

Investors run out of steam

Posted on: 15 May 2015

An opinion poll by the Manchester Evening News found 1,080 Mancunians wanting it to become part of Scotland and only 420 preferring to see it remain in Lancashire.

Sterling bears watching

Posted on: 14 May 2015

The North Adams Police Department has warned Facebook users not to chase bears through the wood with hatchets.

Production boost for sterling

Posted on: 13 May 2015

The son of a Cotswold guest house proprietor decided to buy 10% of an oil exploration company.

Go sterling!

Posted on: 12 May 2015

A Woman of Algiers was worth $179m to somebody yesterday.