Two leftover sprouts make 100 for charity on eBay after magician auctions them for a jokeDan Allam put the sprouts on the auction site to prove you could find a buyer for 'anything'22 bidders pledged cash and over 800 others kept tabs on the auction'It's one of the most bizarre things I've ever done. I thought I would raise 1' | UPDATED: 23:15 GMT, 30 December 2012 Bids: Dan Allam with the leftover sprouts that sold on eBay for 100 A magician who sold two leftover Brussels sprouts from his Christmas dinner on eBay raised 100 for charity. Dan Allam, 21, decided to put the sprouts on the auction site after finishing the rest of his meal on Christmas Day, to prove his claim in a family debate that you could find a buyer for 'anything' on it.
Ofcom reveals superfast 4G phone network bidders in largest ever sale of mobile airwaves 4G auction is biggest ever sale of mobile airwaves in BritainFirms will be able to launch early next year following January auction | UPDATED: 12:38 GMT, 20 December 2012 Vodafone and BT will be among seven bidders competing in next year's 4G auction in what marks the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK, it has been announced. The firms are vying for a slice of airwaves to launch superfast 4G networks up to seven times faster than current 3G versions. Ofcom said the auction, which kicks off in January, will herald 'better, faster and more reliable mobile broadband connections' for consumers across the UK.
Is this the end of paper banknotes Plastic version could be in your pocket in just three yearsOverhaul could see environmentally-friendly notes introduced from 2015Have proved a success since being introduced in Australia in 1988Plastic lasts much longer and are more hygienic but more expensive to make | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 17 December 2012 Plastic banknotes are set to be introduced in Britain, replacing the paper money used for more than 300 years. The radical overhaul could see the more durable, waterproof and harder-to-counterfeit polymer sterling notes in circulation within three years.
Black chalk drawing by Raphael sells for 29.7m after sparking 17-minute bidding war at auctionRaphael drawing sells for record price as world's biggest art collectors fought to buy itThe piece was part of a collection at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House It helped Raphael prepare to paint Transfiguration, a world-renowned work of art | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 6 December 2012 A drawing by Italian artist Raphael has fetched a record 29 million at auction – more than twice the original estimate. The black chalk piece, called Head Of A Young Apostle, became the most expensive work on paper after it sold for almost three times its estimated price at auction, auction house Sotheby’s said. It had been part of a collection at the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth House stately home in Derbyshire since the 1700s
Widow clearing out late husband's chest of drawers found 300,000 18th century gold coin made from captured Spanish treasure Coin is one of just 20 Queen Anne 'Vigo' five guinea pieces made in 1703 Pensioner didn't know husband had it and says he had no interest in coins | UPDATED: 19:13 GMT, 6 December 2012 A widow who found an old coin as she cleared out her late husband’s chest of drawers today sold it for nearly 300,000 at auction. The unidentified woman had no idea her husband had the valuable treasure stashed away among his clothes.