Some interesting Sunday reading around today.
Various things have caught my eye whilst having a trawl.
The story behind the biggest attempted bank fraud in British history sounds a bit like the plot for a thriller and the fact that the young bank clerk jailed for the crime won’t divulge his accomplices adds a twist that means the case is far from closed.
Was the clerk a “sleeper”, or targeted by an organised crime syndicate free to try and pull off another big hit?
Fuel theft is on the rise as prices at the pump continue to rise. Coming to a driveway outside your house soon?
The Sunday Mercury has become the latest TrinityMirror newspaper in the Midlands to relaunch its website and has recruited a small army of bloggers.
One of them is Birmingham’s home-grown culinary star, Glynn Purnell, a chef with a passion for the city, an interest in experimenting with our taste buds and a refreshing tendency to speak his mind.
In only his second blog post he sticks the knife into the city’s flagship Taste of Birmingham event with some fairly withering, but very readable criticism.
How long before he gets labelled the enfant terrible of Birmingham’s culinary scene – apart from me asking the question, obviously.
Is rugby union heading down the grubby route ploughed by football as money becomes increasingly important in the game and the media profile of some of the leading players starts to rise?
And an Italian man forced to retake his driving test because he was gay – or, as official records described it, suffering from “sexual identity disturbance” – has been awarded almost £80,000 in compensation from the Government.