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Flare Is Flare

bcr.jpgWITH the Beebs’ hit cop drama ‘Life On Mars’ giving us a weekly retro-hit of the Seventies, some of the era’s most memorable icons are shaping up for a court-room drama all of their own.

According to the Mirror, …

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Homes Under The Hammer

cliff_198x.jpgWHILE most of the nation will be unenthusiastically pondering the few quid they are likely to have gained from the Budget, those living in the Surrey stockbroker belt are enjoying the booming sound of wrecking ball on concrete, writes the …

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gulping Gordon Brown’s Budget – Drugs Dealers Delighted

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GULPING Gordon Brown’s last minute Budget proclamation that the Stalinist/Socialist/Thatcherite (delete where applicable) would cut income tax by a whole 2p is greeted with unbridled hysteria and near-orgasmic ecstasy by the Mirror.

“Gordon Brown yesterday paved the way for his …

Posted: 22nd, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


FSA Grab City Boys, Conrad Black, Property & Premiership Pay

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A hot-shot City analyst was fined by the FSA after being found guilty of improper conduct, writes the Independent. Citigroup analyst Roberto Casoni will have to cough up £52,000, around the price of one of his handmade …

Posted: 21st, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Blog

train.jpgBarclays Go Dutch

WHILE Barclays Bank continue to deal with the now national movement to reclaim illegal overdraft charges, the giant is currently cosying up to Dutch rival ABN Amro, according to the BBC, with a merger worth an estimated …

Posted: 20th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Victoria Beckham & Mary-Kate’s $45,000 Urban Satchel

urban-satchel.jpgVICTORIA Beckham’s getting one. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are hawking them. And it’s so much better than the $45,000 Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag that is already sold out.

As 14 writes, much discussion has erupted over the recent …

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Blog

posh1.jpgMore Hidden Bank Charges

FOLLOWING the recent controversy over the hugely-inflated overdraft fees charged by banks, it now appears that withdrawing cash with your credit card could also be costing you more than you think, says the BBC. According to …

Posted: 19th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Red Nose Appeal

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IT is Comic Relief day today. Whoopee indeed.

Actually, it is whoopee this year for there’s a book out in support of it.

Shaggy Blog Stories.

Cobbled together Tightly edited over the past seven days by Mike Atkinson, it’s a …

Posted: 17th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Donald Trump’s Inner Rosie O’Donnell

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DONALD Trump, he of the tidal wave hair-do, has been talking of late.

And 14 wonders if Donald Trump is suffering from depression?

According to his own Trumpian logic, the American tycoon publically admits his depression during an interview on …

Posted: 16th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stardust In Their Eyes

NEWS to gladden the hearts of they who seek to new do down Manchester’s new super casino before it’s opened – a video of the Las Vegas Stardust Hotel-Casino being crushed to so much, well, dust.

The Church may like …

Posted: 14th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rouble At (Heather) Mills – Roman Abramovich’s Divorce

abramovich.jpgWITH Heather Mills’ divorce turning out to be something less than advertised (what happened to the £200million she was getting?), the paper spots Roman Abramovich.

So much for Paul McCartney and his make-do £1billion. This is Abramovich, the man who …

Posted: 14th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Does ITV Add Up?

MUCH has been made of the ITV quiz show scandal.

And in the interests of fairness, we now reproduce a quiz question that featured on the broadcaster’s Make Your Play station.

Question – as delivered to late-night telly watchers (insomniacs, …

Posted: 13th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You’re Never Alone With A Casino

poker-dogs.jpgYOU’RE never alone with a casino. So says the advert.

From September, casinos, betting shops and internet gaming sites in the UK will be able to advertise on radio and TV. Gambling advertising has been limited to billboards and print.…

Posted: 13th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olsen Twins Beat Harry Potter

olsens.jpgHARRY Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe earned £6.6million in 2006.

According to Forbes magazine, devastatingly handsome and not-at-all-nerdy-and-weedy Daniel is the second-best paid young actor on the planet.

Radcliffe was beaten to the No. 1 spot by Mary–Kate Olsen and her …

Posted: 9th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Bond, Star Wars & Batman For Sale

james-bond-star-wars-batman-for-sale.jpgA 400-strong collection of costumes created and supplied by Angels The Costumiers, London, has sold at auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

More than 400 costumes were available to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Ownership of Obi Wan Kenobi’s cloak was battled …

Posted: 9th, March 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sophie Anderton Walks

sophieanderton-walks.jpgHigh maintenance mo-del Sophie Anderton was all set to embark on a two-week trek across the Arctic.

Sophie would walk 140 miles in temperatures of minus 40 degrees.

Her efforts would raise money for the Mitchempt Trust, which sends vulnerable …

Posted: 27th, February 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nicole Richie’s Sage Advice

anatomylessonlo1.jpgReforming celebrity stick insect Nicole Richie is worried.

Nicole is concerned that there are bad spirits infecting her flat in West Hollywood.

So she has hired a witch doctor to spiritually cleanse the place. For $1,000, the woman danced about

Posted: 26th, February 2007 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britney’s Fantasy Surgery

small_171156_1_1169133168.jpg“BRITNEY – $30,000 PLASTIC SURGERY SHOCKER!”

K-Ferret, Britney would look worse?

Might it have been that hanging around with rat-faced Kevin Federline made Britney look prettier, cleaner, better?

The Enquirer’s front page features Britney’s rhomboid features. She looks bloated, pale …

Posted: 18th, January 2007 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heading Home

Heading Home

Since 1998, British actor Clive Arrindell has shaved his noggin and headed off to Spain.

There he is the fairy godfather El Calvo [the Bald], star of Spain’s popular Christmas lottery El Gordon [The Fat].

For his public …

Posted: 8th, December 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Property – Picking Your Spot

BETWEEN 1991 and 2001, homes in Weybridge, Surrey, rose in value by, on average, 175% from £120,000 to £329,000.

The housing boom was in full flow and any property owners in London and the surrounding environs were making money on …

Posted: 4th, December 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poker’s Full (Public) House

A Full (Public) House

THE new Gambling Act, which comes into force next year, will allow pubs to host poker games. Before this, landlords have had to ask a local magistrate for special permission to allow games of chance to …

Posted: 30th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bonded Labour

James Bond; Lottery

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Staying with James Bond, we learn that William Hills have opened a book on how many films Daniel Craig will play the secret agent in.

Four films is the 7-4 favourite, with 12-1 on Craig playing …

Posted: 23rd, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Bond Strips

Shaken Not Stirred

“There is no higher stakes in poker than the shirt of a man’s back,” says Englishman Jon Young, the World Strip Poker Champion.

He wants to take on Bond in a strip poker contest. “Bond rates himself …

Posted: 17th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


About The Houses

YOU have to hand it to Rupert and Mandy. Getting into the property market when the boom was just about to start was a masterstroke.

Rupert and Mandy are so successful at the property game that their dinner parties have …

Posted: 16th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pamela Anderson’s Busted Flush

Pammy’s Busted Flush

Pamela Anderson is no longer as big in poker as she is in bikinis. Pamelapoker.com, Pammy’s eponymous online poker room, has closed.

The operation has been taken over by Doylesroom.

The news comes just four months after …

Posted: 15th, November 2006 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0