NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. In light of politicians in the British parliament rejecting a motion for free school meals for all children this past week, Southampton based UK-Mauritian chef and business owner Shelina Permalloo has begun … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field

A semi-retired builder searching for treasure in the east of the English county of Devon struck historical gold after recently uncovering a hidden hoard of around 20,000 coins dating from the Roman occupation of Britain, national newspaper the Daily Mail reports. The collection of coins, believed to be in the value of £100,000 (US $162,440) was chanced upon by builder and amateur metal detecting enthusiast Laurence Egerton in east Devon, an area in south-western England famed for its picturesque moors and fields. The hoard of Roman money is believed to be one of the largest hauls of historical coinage ever discovered in the U.K. Egerton, aged 51, was in a local field searching for … Continue reading EAST DEVON ROMAN HOARD: Builder uncovers 20,000 ancient coins in field

PENNIES DOWN THE DRAIN: Canada bids farewell to 1 cent coins

“Look after the pennies, and the pennies will look after the pounds” – traditional English proverb This month, the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba state, will mint the last of Canada’s one-cent coins or ‘pennies’. Rapidly-rising costs of metal and production at the mint mean that it now costs 1.5 cents to produce each coin, so they are now a loss-making initiative. Inflation of the Canadian dollar has rendered the 1-cent nearly worthless and businesses and consumers do not see any point in the penny any longer. After a hundred years of history, the very last one-cent coin came … Continue reading PENNIES DOWN THE DRAIN: Canada bids farewell to 1 cent coins