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Tony Blair Buys New Labour Theme Park

TONY and Cherie Blair have purchased the former home of the late actor Sir John Gielgud.

The South Pavilion in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, is the Blairs’ sixth residence.tony_blair_money.jpg

A Mr Mark Rimell, a director of country house sales for Strutt …

Posted: 4th, May 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Arrested For $360 Billion Cheque Fraud

charles-fuller-1.jpgCHARLES Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, Texas, walks into the Chase bank in the 8600 block of South Hulen Street, Fort Worth.

It is about 4pm.

He has in his possession a personal check. The check is not made out …

Posted: 1st, May 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You Know It’s A Recession: Starbucks Slumps

BRING back the greasy spoon:

Starbucks, faced with a sharp drop-off in customers, reported on Wednesday that earnings declined 21 percent during the second quarter.

Starbucks reported that net income declined to $108.7 million, or 15 cents a share,

Posted: 1st, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Avoid Soaring Fuel Prices

banksy_petrol.jpg“SOARING PRICE OF FUEL HITS HOLIDAYS,” announces the Express on its cover.

Fuel is now so pricey that it is cheaper to stay at home, albeit with the heating switched off and your lounge given over to arable farming.

The …

Posted: 30th, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Office Of Government Commerce Logo Uncensored

nogclogo-1.gifSAYS a spokesman for OGC: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters OGC …

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loving The New McDonald’s Uniform

female_mcdonalds_ronald.jpgHAS anyone notified Ann Summers, purveyors of marital aides, inflatable training sheep and other novelties, that McDonald’s has a new uniform out?

The Mirror has a picture of the outfits and their designer Bruce Oldfield.

The paper says that Oldfield …

Posted: 23rd, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alex Singleton On Wealth

SAYS ALEX Singleton:

It is not the level of wealth that makes us happy. Instead, it is the process of betterment – the pursuit of it – that makes us happy. Whether we are twice as rich today as in

Posted: 16th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


E-Government In Your Car

DIZZY nots that DirectGov have launched a aservice that allows you to watch Government campaigns videos on your mobile:

Text ‘VIDEO’ to 64746 to download and share Directgov videos on your mobile. Standard network rates apply

Apparently you will be

Posted: 10th, April 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Uses Home Loan To Hire Assassin

assassination.jpg“RATE cut demand as property prices slide,” says the Times’ front-page warning.

Little need to refurbish that rundown two-bed flat to sell or rent, especially now that everyone’s got one. But what else to do with the DIY money?

Says …

Posted: 9th, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Economy Goes Ka-Boom And Bust

alistair-darling-hiding.jpgBORROWING is up. Unsecured personal borrowing – mainly personal loans and overdrafts – rose by £2.4billion in February.

That’s the biggest monthly rise in five years.

And there’s more. Just this month, there are planned rises in water bills, the …

Posted: 4th, April 2008 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MPs Wants Rise In The House Market

mps.jpg“NEGATIVE EQUITY THREAT TO 3M HOMES,” says the Mail’s front-page headline.

Says the Mirror: “A mortgage famine is on the cards as more banks follow First Direct’s decision to slam the door on new borrowers. Experts fear we could be …

Posted: 3rd, April 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Fat Cats And Cuts

ON the Anorak Forums: Financial services companies have reacted to the credit crunch by embarking on the biggest set of job cuts since the worst depths of the bear market, but most redundancies will be restricted to the City, according …

Posted: 1st, April 2008 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everyone’s For Credit Crunch At The Middle Class Dinner Table

middle-class-bastards.jpgIN an article about how out of touch Gordon Brown is, credit crunch and how the economy is not what it was, Matthew d’Ancona writes:

Suddenly, the talk at middle-class tables is less about Poppy’s cello lessons and the simply

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heathrow Handlers Are Not Baggage

TERMINAL FIVE – handling the baggage handlers:

Baggage handlers are obviously complements to a baggage handling system – one’s useless without the other. And it’s a basic principle of economics that complementary assets should be run by the same boss,

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express: House Princess In Rothley And Stages Of Diana

rothley-property.pngTHE Daily Express: friend of the McCanns, thanks to its generous donation; friend to Princess Diana, for its refusal to let her lie; and once more friend to home owners.

“HOUSE PRICES STILL ON THE RISE,” says the …

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting A Job In A Credit Crunch

GETTING a job in a credit crunch – a video:

Via

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Earn Big And Work For The State

WORKING for the state pays:

Over 800 town hall employees make more than £100,000 a year. Some even make more than Polly, if you can believe that.

Source 

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Losing It At HeathRow Airport

heathrow-row-five.jpgIT’S HeathROW Airport as Terminal 5 crashes and burns.

The debut is a “disaster” says the Sun on its front page.

The Mail takes it personally and leads with “TERMINAL DISGRACE – Luggage check-ins axed. Bags lost. Escalators paralysed. 34 …

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Tabloids | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wives Are Real Victims Of The Credit Crunch

The real victims of the credity crunch are wives, interior decorators, Martignettis……

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dominatrix Offers Bear Stearns Staff Discount: Spanking The Money

spanking-banker.jpgMISS Victoria X is not insenstive to bankers’ needs and the dominatrix is offering Bear Steans staff a share-tracker discount:

Says she: “Inspired by the example of the generous Hamptons-based design firm which is now offering its stagings service at …

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heather Mills Campaigns For The Sunday Times Rich List

heather-mills-cash.JPGLADY Heather Mills “calls in the experts to prove Paul DOES have £800million”.

The Mail looks at the Sunday Times Rich List and sees it concur with Lady Mills’ opinion that rather than being worth £400million, as stated in court, …

Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU To Decide If It Can Make A Lake From Mead

mead.jpgJERRY Schooler is an award-winning English fruit wine maker, purveyor of silver birch wine, bramble liqueur and mead.

The Telegraph says Mr Schooler’s customers include “royal palaces and the National Trust”.

The paper also notes that Mr Schooler has been …

Posted: 25th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Telsa Purple Energy Shield And Keychain

SOVLE all your energy firled issue with the Telsa Purple Energy Shield:

IF you happen to have “energy field” problems (or if you’re just very gullible) you can buy the “Tesla Purple Energy Shield” from Life Technologies for only $199.95.

Posted: 25th, March 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks Spit In And Recylce ‘Our Coffee’ Into One Cup

starbucks-one-cup.jpgA SAN Diego judge has ruled that Starbucks has been illegally short-changing “baristas” by paying shift supervisors money from cafe tip jars.

Starbucks must now pay its California staff more than $100 million in back pay.

Says Starbucks spokeswoman Valerie …

Posted: 22nd, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeff Randall On The Futures Of Short Selling

futures_traders_chicago.jpgJEFF Randall tells his readers what a short sale is and how not to confuse one with a  future.

Put simply: I know that you want to buy 100 shares in Jayar Junk. The shares are trading at £10 each.

Posted: 21st, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0