Landlord, why have you barred my dog? A walk to the pub is a perfect treat for Boxing Day – but not if you have to sit outside in the cold with your…

Landlord, why have you barred my dog A walk to the pub is a perfect treat for Boxing Day – but not if you have to sit outside in the cold with your pooch | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 26 December 2012 Being Boxing Day, many of us will want to try to work off the excesses of Christmas by going for a walk with family or acquaintances. And, of course, it wouldn’t be the same without our four-legged friends. There is, however, increasingly a problem.

Plastic fivers? That will really devalue the pound

Plastic fivers That will really devalue the pound | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 17 December 2012 Should you believe that Britain is in terminal decline, an announcement by the Bank of England seems to offer incontrovertible proof. I jest, but only slightly. For a tender has been put out for the printing of banknotes, and by 2015, it seems, they may be plastic