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.... . However, some modern coins can be worth a mint, says Elizabeth Beckford, an expert in “numismatics”, or coin collecting, at Blackpool-based bullion company Chard: “The 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, which could be sitting in many a wallet or purse right now, can easily fetch £30 to £50 in auction. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Five-minute guide to new 12-sided pound coin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . However, some modern coins can be worth a mint, says Elizabeth Beckford, an expert in “numismatics”, or coin collecting, at Blackpool-based bullion company Chard: “The 2009 Kew Gardens 50p, which could be sitting in many a wallet or purse right now, can easily fetch £30 to £50 in auction. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:25 AM
Andy Warhol portrait of Mao goes on auction in Hong Kong image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 05:33:27 AM
. An Andy Warhol painting of Chairman Mao is to be auctioned in Hong Kong - and it could go to a Chinese bidder for a "homecoming" of sorts. ...
Piano gold hoard is 'life-changing' sovereign stockpile image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:08:09 AM
...." . Alexandra Whittaker, of auctioneers Fellows & Son, said a full sovereign with a 22-carat weight would be worth about £220, with a half worth £113. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....The report said that there were too many “digital deserts” across the UK where there was no coverage, while mobile signal on trains and motorways was “frankly appalling” – all issues that should be addressed. Ofcom, which later this year is set to auction off valuable spectrum for use in mobile broadband and future 5G services, says “virtually all” UK premises will get a 4G signal by the end of the year. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
.... But every Wednesday, between 4pm and 5pm, they are anything but. For it is then that activists converge on the building, bent on stopping the auctions of properties seized by banks to settle bad debts. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
....7bn takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, did not look to submit a knockout Champions League bid because it was keeping its powder dry. Neither BT or Sky can afford to lose out in the next auction because the rights to the top tier of English football have become so umbilically linked to the success of their battle for TV, broadband, mobile and phone customers. ...
BT denies squeezing customers after paying £1.2bn for Champions League image
....”. Viewing figures for Champions League football have dropped in recent years, a fact highlighted by Sky when it lost the rights to BT at the 2013 auction. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
.... Or, rather, our personal data and the digital trails we leave on the web are the product. The data is sliced, diced and sold to advertisers in a vast, hidden – and totally unregulated – system of high-speed, computerised auctions that ensure each user can be exposed to ads that precisely match their interests, demographics and gender identity. ...
Creative retirement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:24:42 PM
.... . On 2 March APT participated in its first public auction, selling 13 pieces it has held for close to a decade. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....For example, media firms News Corporation and Time Warner have both split off their print businesses into separate firms, aiming to accelerate the growth of their broadcast arms. Similarly in 2014, eBay - also formerly led by Ms Whitman - split into two, carving PayPal, the electronic payments arm it bought in 2001, off from the main online auction business. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....“It isn’t really about muscle – it is about trying to find what is the right balance for sports leagues to maximise returns and increase the quality of play,” he said. “Rightsholders dictate terms of how they are going to auction or licence their product. ...
Green Investment Bank: rival bidder launches legal challenge to sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:01:01 AM
....”. SDCL said it had resorted to the legal action after being given the brush-off by government and had “raised its concerns with the parties responsible for the process in the government since the final phase of the auction in September 2016”. ...
Drive off with a secondhand car for less image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:59:05 AM
.... If it is traded in or returned the dealership usually approves the ones in the best condition to re-sell. The rest are disposed of via an auctioneer, such as British Car Auctions (BCA), to a secondhand dealer or a private buyer (see box below), opening up the opportunity for bargain seekers. ...
Government intervention has led to higher energy bills, claims Lords report image
....Subsidy-backed growth in renewable energy projects, such as windfarms, has deterred the construction of new conventional power plants, the economic affairs committee claimed. The peers envisage the new energy commission would oversee auctions where all technologies, including fossil fuel power plants, competed for guaranteed electricity prices. ...
Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:23:42 AM
....The report says that the government should reduce and remove its interventions in the energy market. It calls for generating capacity to be secured by a technology-neutral auction that would ensure that consumers pay the lowest prices for low-carbon electricity. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. Controversial auction website MadBid, which makes claims in full-page national newspaper adverts about brand new cars sold for under £500 or iPhones for less than £100, has been found guilty of misleading customers following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:30:13 PM
....“I wouldn’t be surprised if it [offshore wind] cleared Hinkley prices,” he said of the bidding for a £290m-a-year government subsidy pot in April. The auction is under a scheme known as contracts for difference, which offer generators a guaranteed price for their electricity above the wholesale price. ...
Ban coal from backup power subsidy scheme, says Scottish Power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:16:49 PM
....Three major coal power plants closed last year, largely because of the impact of the government’s carbon tax. But coal is still expected to win a significant number of contracts in a capacity market auction starting on Tuesday to provide backup power next winter, paid through subsidies levied on household energy bills. ...
Ikea’s effect on the antiques trade: here’s how to turn the tables image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 12:26:06 PM
....Originals: £3250 – £2. 3m at auction. ...
No need to fret: Metal Hammer magazine saved from closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:52:55 PM
....Only a handful of staff have been guaranteed jobs in the transition of the TeamRock business, handled by administrators FRP Advisory, although ongoing negotiations could allow more move to Future. The call to help the affected staff attracted support from rock fans from all over the world, with donations from musicians such as Avenged Sevenfold, Black Stone Cherry, Asking Alexandra and Tesseract, while musician Frank Turner set up an auction to raise money for affected staff. ...
Ultra-rare Jane Austen £5 note found in Christmas card in Scottish Borders image
....Short’s most recent work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000. Huggins-Haig said the engraved notes could be worth tens of thousands of pounds at auction. ...
UK 4G coverage worse than in Romania and Peru, watchdog finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 12:01:10 AM
....The National Infrastructure Commission was established last year by George Osborne, the then chancellor, to advise the government on critical challenges related to the UK’s networks such as transport, telecommunications, energy and utilities. 5G networks are not expected to become available until 2020 but Ofcom has already begun preparations for auctioning off the spectrum. ...
New battery power-storage plants scheduled to keep UK lights on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 06:24:39 PM
....A series of new battery power-storage plants and two small new gas power stations will be built in the UK following the award of subsidies designed to bolster energy supply and head off the threat of shortages. But government hopes of an ambitious “dash for gas” were dealt another blow after this week’s auction of subsidies to build backup capacity for Britain’s energy network. ...
Batteries charged to play bigger role in UK energy grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:53:05 PM
.... . It follows a market-wide capacity auction that also saw agreements signed with gas and coal-power providers. ...
Spot the difference image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 12:04:21 AM
.... . Many of the ads we see are now chosen by real-time "programmatic" ad auctioning systems. ...
National Grid sells majority stake in gas pipe network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:31:48 AM
....National Grid will return £4bn to shareholders after the deal. The auction for the gas network has been running for at least a year and saw the Macquarie consortium fight off a raft of competitors, including a team led by Chinese investors. ...
Mortlake brewery selling vats and all before being turned into luxury flats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:40:53 PM
. A 500-year-old brewery is selling off its vats, pumps and bottling lines at auction as its billionaire Singaporean owner prepares to turn the site into luxury flats. ...
£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:09:31 PM
....Anyone finding one of the notes has been advised to contact the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery in Kelso, which launched the project. Mr Huggins-Haig told BBC Scotland that the notes could be worth tens of thousands of pounds at auction. ...
Spread betting firms end winning run as FCA clamps down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:14:57 PM
.... Gas-fired turbines are a sound long-term bet as the UK’s energy mix shifts towards solar and wind, creating a need for capacity that can fill the gaps in generation. Drax’s variety – gas plants that can switch from idle to full speed in 10 minutes – may not succeed in the next round of capacity auctions, but they should be needed one day. ...
Drax moves away from coal to bid on Opus Energy and gas plants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:12:46 PM
....2GW from Watt Power, a unit of Noble Group. The plants, which are yet to be built, will bid to supply backup electricity in 2020-21 in a government-led auction which started on Tuesday. ...
Diesel farms make fresh bids to supply National Grid back-up power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 08:25:42 AM
....The National Grid needs back-up electricity sources that kick in when, for instance, demand is high but the weather is not breezy enough to power wind farms. It secures this back-up power through the annual capacity market auction that begins on Tuesday and will see controversial “diesel farms” taking part. ...
Scottish mining company sells its first gold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 05:01:05 PM
....A mining company hoping to open the only underground goldmine in the Scottish Highlands has sold its first gold in the form of 11 commemorative coins. Scotgold Resources raised just under £46,000 by auctioning 10 “rounds” to enthusiasts and collectors. ...
Gustav Mahler £4.5m manuscript breaks record at Sotheby's image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 11:57:13 AM
. A piece of music handwritten by Gustav Mahler has broken the record for the highest price for a musical manuscript sold at auction. ...
Treasury WILL launch sale of £100bn for student loans next SPRING image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....” . The parts of the student loan book that will be auctioned off will be the income contingent loans that were granted between 1998 and 2012. ...
Best discounts and deals on UK Black Friday 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:15:30 PM
....What? Customers can get VAT-free prices on all fragrances including gift sets, plus 50% off cookware, electrical products and women’s designer knitwear. What’s happening? The online auction site expects 20. ...
BT faces 4G Ofcom auction challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:34:09 PM
. Ofcom has proposed a cap on some of the newly available 4G spectrum it is preparing for auction, which would prevent BT from bidding. ...
Regulator prevents BT and EE   bidding for more 4G mobile spectrum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:05:00 AM
. Ofcom has blocked BT and its mobile arm EE from bidding for more spectrum in an auction of airwaves that will allow faster downloads for 4G users. ...
Collective switching: can clubbing together lower your energy bills? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 07:00:41 AM
....How do you switch?. There are typically four key stages: registration, auction, personal offer and acceptance. ...
Toblerone triangle change upsets fans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 05:23:41 AM
....John Lewis invitation to Christmas ad student . Hitler's wife's knickers sold at auction. ...
Smart energy technology 'stymied by current policy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:01:30 AM
....This reduces the need for the Grid to ask fossil fuel energy firms to turn up the power at times when the risk of blackouts is increasing. Firms that provide demand response technology to large companies are unable to bid for Grid contracts lasting more than one year in the annual capacity market auction, because they do not fit the current criteria. ...
Typhoo Tea: Cost of a cuppa to go up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 08:12:13 PM
.... A typical 80kg bag of black tea could be bought for £90 to £100 at the beginning of the year. The company says that same bag now costs £120 to £150 at the weekly international auctions. ...
Airport expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:07:50 PM
.... The last scheduled flight was in 2011 and it closed in 2012 after just three years of operation. It was finally sold at auction this year for €56m, a fraction of what it cost to build. ...
Hanjin shares tumble on closure of Europe business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 06:59:06 AM
....Hanjin ships, cargo and sailors stranded at sea. Earlier this month, the company got approval to auction its major assets, including its Asia-US route network, in order to pay back creditors. ...
Beware the small print that could hike one-bed flat’s ground rent to £8m-a-year image
....He said his understanding was that sometimes Paine would offer to buy the property back. However, he said Paine sometimes appeared to remarket a property “without drawing the attention of the potential auctioneers or the potential purchasers to what those buying it will be letting themselves in for. ...
Fur real? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:04:37 PM
....The fate of these animals is ultimately the same as any other farmed mink. At six months old, they will be gassed and their pelts sent to auction. ...
Sky and BT to battle for European club rugby rights next year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of October 2016 11:40:00 AM
.... . As a result, EPCR sources say they want the British and Irish rights to go to a single provider at the next auction. ...
Hanjin shares jump 25% as US assets go on sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 06:18:21 AM
.... . The Korean court overseeing the company's receivership process approved the auction of its major assets, including its Asia-US route network. ...
Old toys in original packaging could fetch you a fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:25:00 AM
....Old toys can fetch a high price, especially if they are in mint condition and in their original packaging. The LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon is currently being auctioned on eBay for an incredible £7,995. ...
Clothes by the kilo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:59:59 PM
....At the top end Kerry Taylor Auctions have been specialising in designer vintage and clothing since 2003, selling collections worn by Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor to name but a few. In June the auction house sold clothing designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen for Madonna and Bjork. ...
'I sold three new fivers for £460' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:24:44 AM
. A collector who sold three new plastic £5 notes for £460 on the Ebay internet auction site says he will reinvest the money in his hobby. ...
Frank Field condemns plan to 'dump' Bernard Matthews pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 09:00:28 PM
....The company, known for the “bootiful” catchphrase, was named after its charismatic founder, who died in 2010, aged 80, with an estimated fortune of £300m. He began his professional life as a trainee livestock auctioneer in Norwich. ...
Brazil launches rescue plan to fix economy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 12:57:35 AM
....The government will scrap a rule that state-run oil firm Petrobras has to have a 30% stake in all new oil reserve developments. And auction rules will be printed in English as well as Portuguese in a bid to attract overseas investors. ...
Breaking down bonds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 09:33:43 AM
Plastic note pioneer Northern Ireland beats Britain by 17 years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 05:17:54 AM
....The bank stopped issuing them in 2008 but, according to a spokesman, they are still "usable and exchangeable". Internet auction sites are selling the £5 notes for as much as £125 each. ...
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New Zealand tops world house price increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:51:47 PM
.... Spokeswoman Andrea Rush said: “There was a strong surge of activity in June and July however it now appears the new restrictions for investors adopted by banks towards the end of July have started to have an impact. “In recent weeks there has been a drop off in market valuation requests, auction clearance rates, open home attendees and loan application rates in these centres. ...
Auction halves number of Greek private TV stations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:58:16 PM
. The number of privately owned TV networks in Greece has been halved to four after a government auction of new 10-year licences. ...
Investing in favourite hobbies for profit return on the rise image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:21:00 AM
....However, you can get started at much lower levels, investing just a few thousand pounds in a car you expect to become a future classic. For instance, the 1968 Jensen, left, that comedian Eric Morecambe bought for £4,500 is expected to fetch £150,000 when it goes to auction later in the year. ...
'Astronomical' prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:54:30 PM
....". On the other side of Sydney's glittering harbour in upmarket Seaforth, a crowd of potential buyers and sticky-beak, or inquisitive, neighbours is gathering for that great Australian tradition - the onsite auction. ...
News site Gawker.com to shut down next week image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 05:29:32 PM
....Gawker founder Nick Denton told staff on Thursday afternoon, a post on its website said. Media firm Univision agreed to buy Gawker Media for $135m (£103m) at a bankruptcy auction. ...
Gawker Media sold to Univision in bankruptcy auction image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:26:44 AM
. Online news site Gawker Media has been sold to media firm Univision for $135m (£103m) in a bankruptcy auction. ...
Bank of England bond buying plan back on track image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 03:08:48 PM
....But it found no shortage of sellers on Tuesday. The "reverse auction" was oversubscribed by almost 2. ...
Return on UK government bonds turns negative image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 10:04:55 AM
....1%. The Bank of England has been buying gilts at auctions in the market since 2009 in its QE programme to push money out into the banking system, to be lent onwards to businesses and individuals. ...

Churchill's Stetson, Queen Victoria's cake and Monty's pink pyjamas: One man's astonishing life's work for sale
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....On the face of it, they may have little in common: from Napoleon’s wallet to Queen Victoria’s wedding cake, and John Lennon’s cufflinks to Field Marshall Montgomery’s pink pyjamas. But one of the finest collections of eccentric memorabilia from the world of politics, pop, royalty, sport and British history is to be sold at auction after being amassed by one man. ...

Alex Salmond accepted £29,544 'redundancy' from Holyrood despite remaining an MP
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....”. He said Mr Salmond had also raised more than £250,000 through charity auctions of Christmas cards and other memorabilia while serving as First Minister, for a variety of Scottish and international aid charities including CLIC Sargent, Combat Stress, SCIAF, Quarriers and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. ...

Self-pouring wine machine for sale (just £25,000)
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM
....If you had ever wondered what to buy the friend who had everything, look no further. An enormous mechanical corkscrew and self-pouring wine machine is to be auctioned at Christie's, for up to £25,000. ...

Poignant letters reveal young Queen Mother's friendship with wounded WW1 soldier
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....But for Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later to become Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, one brave young man in particular stood out among the many being treated at Glamis Castle. A series of six letters being put up for auction has now revealed the teenage crush which Lady Elizabeth appears to have developed over a young Private called James Harding. ...

Would-be lawyer and brother raised £10,000 for sibling fighting for Isil by selling wedding dress and BMW on eBay
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....Aspiring solicitor Mohammed Hussain, 26, and Mohamed Rohaman, 32, went on a funding drive after their sibling Musadikur Rohaman and his wife Zohura Siddeka, both 27, ran away to Syria in December 2014. They recruited a family friend, 27-year-old Mohammad Khan, to help to gather together the cash by applying for a credit card and listing a series of items on the online auction website. ...

George Zimmerman punched in the face after 'bragging' about killing Trayvon Martin
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.... . In May, Mr Zimmerman sold the gun he used to kill Martin for $120,000 through an online auction. ...
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Italian medieval castle on sale for the first time in 650 years
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:47:12 PM
.... . The property will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions on September 8. ...
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Rare Mercedes stolen by Allied troops in WWII set for £6m sale
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:20:04 PM
. A rare Mercedes believed to have been stolen by Allied troops at the end of World War Two is up for auction with a £6 million price tag. ...
....Angela Milner-Brown, 50, and her husband Angus, 47, had no idea what was hidden inside the chair until years after they bought it. The couple, from Biggar, South Lanarkshire, bought it at an auction around 10 years ago for just £5 - but could not afford to have it reupholstered at the time and instead kept it in their attic for six years. ...
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People smugglers caught in sinking dinghy jailed for more than four years each
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....Details have now emerged about the way migrants, are paying more than £5,000 each, to cram into unseaworthy vessels with no lifejackets and little protection against the elements, before setting out on the treacherous journey across the world’s busiest shipping lane. Maidstone Crown Court heard how Mark Stribling, 35, and former judo champion, Robert Stilwell, 33, who paid just £3,000 to purchase their rigid hulled inflatable boat from the auction website eBay, lied to those on board telling them the crossing would take as little as half an hour. ...
Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 11:05:43 PM
.... . Recent headlines have suggested Britain's decision to leave the EU is the cause of job losses in many parts of the UK, price rises for technology companies, the world's largest uncut diamond failing to sell at auction and even a major media group cancelling its staff party. ...

Teacher gives up job 'to become full-time Pokemon Go player'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 09:18:01 AM
....Pokémon Go masters are already flipping their accounts for thousands of pounds on eBay to players who prefer to buy the Pokémon instead of catching 'em all. One bidding war for a high-level account with an array of powerful Pokémon reached £7,300 on the online auction site. ...

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