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Work at Buckingham Palace for ‘less than minimum wage’ and a flat in Mayfair

Buckingham Palace is been given a refit. The Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare is shocked and dismayed that the penny-pinching Queen will not chip in to help with the £370m refurb. So tight is Her Majesty that staff are being short-changed. Below … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, November 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Royal Family, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


It’s time to ban the £50 note and befuddle the villains

Big notes attract big criminals. The Indian government plans to thwart villains by doing away with larger bills. Politicians are upset:

The prime minister last week outlawed 500- and 1,000-rupee notes in a drive to rein in corruption and a

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Posted: 17th, November 2016 | In: Money, Politicians, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Busy Bins: ripped off Manchester homeowners pay private company to collect rubbish

Human skill fills the voice in Manchester, where bin collecting has become a luxury. You’d think getting rid of human waste would be a priority for any Western society, living longer and better on the back of improved hygiene and … READ ON

Posted: 7th, November 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple fans delighted a new range of Mac laptops costs less here than in America

If you use Apple computers you are an “Apple fan”, says the Daily Mail. You’re also a mug because the Apple stuff you buy in the UK is pricier than the same stuff you can buy in the US, … READ ON

Posted: 28th, October 2016 | In: Money, Tabloids, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal balls: Ivan’s pay eclipses all

Money in football is always a news story to get people angry and agitated. The BBC says Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis will face “intense questioning from shareholders” over his salary .

The BBC says he earns £2.65m a year. … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Money, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool move to lower footballers’ obscene wages

Liverpool are keen to prevent the “too much, too young” culture that infects professional football by bringing a wage cap for younger players.

The Telegraph says Liverpool will not allow a footballer age 17 or under to earn more than … READ ON

Posted: 14th, October 2016 | In: Liverpool, Manchester City, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Guardian says Zara shoppers epitomise the working class

What does it mean to be working class? Aditya Chakrabortty knows. Having analysed the 17m people who voted to leave the European Union and found them “delusional”, he tells Guardian readers what it is to be working class:

What

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Posted: 12th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cinema ticket alternative makes everyone look like George Clooney

Alcohol remains relatively good value. Cinema tickets less so. Laura Donnelly is shocked, telling Telegraph readers: “Alcohol now so cheap 13 pints can be bought for price of cinema ticket.”

Or to flip that: Cinema is so expensive you can … READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Signs Apartheid is over: 42,000 South African whites live in poverty

Good news and bad news in the Daily Mail. The good news is that apartheid in South Africa has well and truly ended. The bad news is that South Africa is not a very rich country and productivity is … READ ON

Posted: 5th, October 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Adam Johnson is ‘the shrewd paedophile’ cashing in on crime

Adam Johnson, the former Sunderland, Manchester City and England footballer jailed for sexually abusing a 15-year-old fan is a lowlife. But the Mail is shocked and amazed by his life in prison. The paper declares:

Paedophile footballer Adam Johnson is

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Posted: 1st, October 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Sports, Tabloids | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 4,000 per cent cup of coffee hike that holds no water

As newspaper investigations go, the Mail’s look at the piece of coffee 30,000 feet in the air aboard a plane is weaker than a happy hour cocktail in Riyadh. In “Revealed: How low-cost airlines inflate the price of in-flight coffee … READ ON

Posted: 1st, October 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Greedy Sam Allardyce trapped in ‘slavery’ sting and ‘Woy’ Hodgson insult

England manager ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce wraps the Sun in a choke hold. He’s embroiled in an alleged “dodgy deal”. The FA have launched a “probe” into his affairs.

 

Allardyce sam sting money

 

Allardyce is accused of trying to cash in on his … READ ON

Posted: 27th, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MODE Media: I Want My Money

Mode payIt’d been looking iffy for a while. We at Anorak were not the first to notice that MODE media were not the best payers. They routinely paid 90-120 days. MODE got the money into their bank accounts, used it for … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United earned £515.3m in 2015-16

Ker-ching! Manchester United earned £515.3m in 2015-16. They are the only British club to break half a billion quid.

On the other side of the accounts, there is net debt of £260.9m.

As an aside, Louis van Gaal and his … READ ON

Posted: 12th, September 2016 | In: manchester united, Money, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What happened when ‘four big guys’ lifted a woman’s car into parking bay

To Fremantle, Western Australia,where Sally is outraged. She’s received a parking fine for not parking within the white lines. She posts a picture of her car with a front tyre barely an inch over the line. Sally says the ticket … READ ON

Posted: 10th, September 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Holler Timing: Liverpool FC frozen in sponsorship hell

Liverpool have a new ‘official timing parter’. It’s a brand called Holler. This is how Holler announced the deal on their website:

 

Liverpool Holler

 

Yeah, not a single wrist in sight. Odd that a brand specialising in watches would show … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Money, Sports, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why I’m not buying an iPhone 7

Like millions of you, I’m not buying the New iPhone 7 because: a) they told me the iPhone 6s was the greatest phone ever and could not be beaten, and I beliveed them – still do!; b) the new cameras … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Technology | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dear Guardian readers, Ede & Ravenscorft is not for investment bankers

Former BBC journalist Paul Mason offers guidance to Guardian readers: “How to blag a job in finance: buy some black shoes and talk like an aristocrat.”

Big news any of my friends who worked on the LIFFE floor – including … READ ON

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Of course Adidas and Nike discriminate against disabled athletes

Are Nike and Adidas prejudiced against disabled athletes? Yes. Is that prejudice immoral or illegal? Surely not. The Guardian reports on Hannah Cockroft, a British paralympian who accuses sportswear companies of discrimination.

Cockroft, who is expected to be one of

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Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Queen has no crown on Australia’s new high-tech bank notes

 

In the UK:

 

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But New Zealand wins. It’s five-dollar note was named the International Bank Note Society’s banknote of the year for 2015.

Her Majesty is much changed:

 

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Posted: 5th, September 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Premier League is worth the money and Manchester United’s Wayne Roony is no role model

Lovely article by Matt Dickinson the Times about the “obscene” sums of money in the Premier League.

It is slightly curious, this looking to football for a moral lead, which the Premier League counters by citing the total tax contribution

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Posted: 3rd, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Money, Sports | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Crystal Palace chairman bemoans the money game but Premier League wages are of the clubs’ making

With the football Transfer Window, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish assesses the scene in the Times:

There is one price for a club and there is another price for a Premier League club. But it isn’t just the increase

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Posted: 2nd, September 2016 | In: Back pages, Key Posts, Money, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gawker: power and money smash free speech and the right to offend

Sorry to see Gawker go? Here are a few words on what they said about the US site:

John Loyd (Reuters):

Denton’s self-starting staff crossed two rich and angry men. One was the wrestler Hulk Hogan, incensed when Gawker

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Posted: 1st, September 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool for sale: China courts the Reds and the media plays ball

When the Sun led with news that Liverpool’s American owners had rebuffed Chinese attempts to buy the club we enjoyed the headline “You’ll Never Wok Alone”.

Readers were told that “Liverpool chiefs will reject moves from the Far East to … READ ON

Posted: 23rd, August 2016 | In: Back pages, Liverpool, Money, Reviews, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The higher education bubble: graduates earn below average wage

The higher education bubble needs pricking:

One in four graduates in work a decade after leaving university in 2004 is earning only around £20,000 a year, according to a new study.

Well, so says the Guardian. The average wage … READ ON

Posted: 15th, August 2016 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0