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Posted on: 12 February 2015
It is widely reported this morning that a retired teacher from Liverpool was able to fly home with Ryanair using only a photo-copy of his bus pass.
Posted on: 11 February 2015
The FA has found a new way to transfer money from the pockets of wealthy football fans into those of needy players.
Posted on: 10 February 2015
Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google, has developed a robotic dog.
Posted on: 9 February 2015
When half an inch of snow fell in Stalham, Norfolk, cautious teachers at the local primary school forbade the kids to touch it and closed the classroom blinds so they couldn't see it.
Posted on: 6 February 2015
Yesterday the Greek finance minister called on his German counterpart for a favour and was sent away with a flea in his ear.
Posted on: 5 February 2015
Norway’s recent hard-line approach to tackling poverty may have drawn critical media coverage from across the world – with some quarters accusing them of attempting to criminalize offering or asking for help.
Posted on: 4 February 2015
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Monopoly board game in France, its maker will produce one set containing €20,580 in real euros.
Posted on: 30 January 2015
"One must be careful not to be baffled and bewildered by technical jargon. There is no sphere of human thought in which it is easier for a man to show superficial cleverness and the appearance of superior wisdom than in discussing questions of currency and exchange."
Posted on: 28 January 2015
The Moscow Times reports that budget cuts are forcing the Russian State Circus Company to lay off some of its 2,000 animals.
Posted on: 23 January 2015
TV commentators became increasingly agitated yesterday afternoon as the minutes ticked by until the European Central Bank president arrived seven minutes late for his press conference.
Posted on: 21 January 2015
Pedants are unfairly having a go at the Royal Mint because its new £2 coin shows King John using a quill to sign Magna Carta.
Posted on: 19 January 2015
A chap took his three-year-old son to a Folkestone nursery, leaving him with a bag containing his packed lunch.
Posted on: 16 January 2015
Monday: "The floor rate must remain the pillar of Swiss monetary policy.
Posted on: 15 January 2015
According to a press release from headphone manufacturer Sennheiser, 1728 of the emails we receive every year are pointless because their subject matter is trivial and nobody cares.
Posted on: 14 January 2015
Dear Chancellor, When inflation falls outside its 1%-3% target band the Bank's remit requires me to write to you explaining what we are doing about it.