Shock as Florence tourist charged £22 for an ice cream – owners fined £1800 by police

Ordering an ice cream as a sweet treat to cool down amid Florence’s stunning architectural delights actually sent the temperature of one visitor soaring as he was handed the bill. A visitor, who headed to the beautiful Italian city from his native Taiwan, was told to fork out £22 for a gelato served in a […]

Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined $15K US for criticizing officials

Kawhi Leonard appreciates his coach's support, but it came at cost. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse was fined $ 15,000 US by the NBA on Tuesday for comments he made to the media about officials following the Raptors' 95-86 loss in Denver on Sunday. "It's great . . . he can see the game," Leonard […]

Floyd Mayweather fined $600,000 for undisclosed cryptocurrency plugs

Enlarge / Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2014. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) One of the strangest episodes in last year’s massive cryptocurrency boom was when boxer Floyd Mayweather posted an Instagram endorsement for a little-known cryptocurrency called Centra. In April, Centra’s founders were indicted for fraud, with the SEC saying that many of their claims were “simply […]

Danske Bank could be fined $8 billion after its huge money laundering scandal, analysts say

REUTERS/Ints Kalnins Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggest lender, has been rocked by a money-laundering scandal which may have involved $ 235 billion. If the bank is found guilty of any wrongdoing it will likely face a significant fine. One estimate suggests the fine could be as high as 53 billion Danish krone ($ 8.3 billion), while others believe […]

Driver OUTRAGED after being fined £100 for staying too long in a ‘free’ car park

One family were outraged after they landed a £100 parking fine for staying too long in a free car park in town. The incident happened in Blackburn as the family visited the Peel Centre where they went out for a meal and to watch a film. It quickly switched from being an enjoyable evening out […]

Little-known driving law could see you fined £200 for using a phone in the passenger seat

UK drivers could be fined £200 and land six penalty points for using this phone in the passenger seat of the car. While the phone driving laws in the UK are well publicised, many motorists won’t be aware that they could also be penalised when not driving. If you are supervising learner river from the […]

Passenger Fined $300 After Harassing Crew Over a Bacon Roll

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The Brexit campaign has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law

Getty The Official Brexit campaign has been found to have committed “serious breaches” of electoral law. Vote Leave overspent by almost half a million pound due to funneling money to a connected campaign group. The Electoral Commission fine the two groups over £80,000 and refer Vote Leave and Beleave camapigner Darren Grimes to the Metropolitan […]

Motorway driving law – Can you be fined for getting out of your car during a traffic jam?

Motorways in the UK are prone to congestion and traffic jams especially during peak times or when there has been a serious accident. Certain accidents or incidents that occur on motorways on the road could cause traffic to standstill for hours. Sitting in a hot car for hours while you wait until the road reopens […]

Passenger fined £11000 after deploying emergency plane door claiming it was ‘stuffy’

A Chinese passenger was detained after he opened the emergency exit door while the aircraft waited at the airport. The man, identified by his surname Chen according to the South China Morning Post, was waiting to disembark the plane with the rest of his fellow passengers. With a large number of people on board restless […]