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Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas

Ahead of Christmas, fake goods worth millions of pounds have been seized around the UK.Imitation clothes, toys and gadgets are among thousands of counterfeit items seized by the Border Force.Officers have targeted airports, ports and postal hubs to detect if imported goods are fake, banned or if the correct …

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Primark removes 'dangerous' Christmas candle from sale

A picture of a Primark candle bursting into flames has gone viral, after a mother-of-three took to Facebook to raise awareness of the potential hazard. Jenny Ferneyhough purchased the £5 candle – which she said developed into “massive flames” after an hour of burning – in Manchester on Saturday.The …

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Bitcoin breaks through the $16,000 mark

Bitcoin has breached the $16,000 mark, extending the digital currency’s record-breaking surge.The cryptocurrency began the year below $1,000 but continues to rise despite warnings of a dangerous bubble.According to Coindesk.com, Bitcoin reached $16,050.83 (£11, 928.78), having soared over 50% in a week. The new high comes days before the …

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Zimbabwe budget woos foreign investors

Zimbabwe has taken steps towards ending its economic isolation in its first budget since the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year authoritarian rule.Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa announced a package of measures aimed at wooing international investors, including new curbs on laws that require firms to be 51% locally owned.He said …

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DanTDM named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making £12.3m

DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 – making £12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine.The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon.He’s got more than 16 million subscribers and has had more than 10 billion views of all his videos.The …

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