The Letter Of The Law

A curious little story by Paula Cocozza in the Guardian today: A care home manager has been fined £1,118.62 after he paid an £804 debt to his accountant with five crates of 1p and 2p coins. According to the Royal Mint, 1p and 2p coins are legal tender only if you are paying for something […]

Another Christopher Fowler Gets Banged Up

Google Alerts continues to inform me of the whereabouts of my namesakes, but for some weird reason all the Christopher Fowlers in America seem to be in county jails. Here’s the latest. I don’t know what he did, but he definitely looks guilty. Incredibly so. I picture him heading out into the desert at night, […]

Stabbed With A Pen

According to today’s ‘Independent’ an author who launched a libel suit over a series of unfavourable reviews on Amazon is facing a huge legal bill after a judge struck off his case. Chris McGrath, an ‘online entrepreneur’, tried to sue Vaughan Jones over a series of reviews on the Amazon website about his self-published satirical […]