The Royal Mint has produced the largest coin in its 1,100 year history - measuring 20cm wide and 10 kilograms in weight. The coin, which has been described by Mint as a "masterwork" and has a denomination of £10,000, took a whopping 400 hours to produce - including four days of polishing. Only one original was made and has already been sold for a six-figure sum to a deep-pocketed mystery buyer. Those with on a tighter budget can opt for a £13 version, which has a denomination of £5. The production process combined traditional and more innovative coin manufacturing technologies, such as engraving machines to cut the intricate design. Advertisement A master toolmaker also hand-worked the coin to remove any marks from the cutting, following by days of polishing and laser frosting technology for texturing. It marks the conclusion of the the Queen's Beasts commemorative coin collection. More from UK COVID-19: UK close to bottom levels of … [Read more...] about Biggest coin ever made in Royal Mint’s 1,100 year history unveiled
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ANDREW Brown Jr was fatally shot by a police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant on April 21 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Days after his death, authorities have described Brown, 42, as a career drug dealer who had a 180-page criminal rap sheet. Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history? According to the search warrant signed off a day before his death, Brown had a criminal rap sheet dating back more than thirty years . Now details of the search warrant that ultimately led to Brown's death have been revealed. Authorized on April 20 by North Carolina Superior Court Senior Resident Judge Jerry R. Tillett, it states that a confidential source had been in contact with a senior member of a narcotics task force. Agent R.D. Johnson of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was allegedly told by the informant that they had been purchasing illegal drugs from Brown for over a year, according to Fox News . They claim to have bought "different … [Read more...] about Did Andrew Brown have a criminal history?
EX-Man United player Chris Eagles was arrested for being drunk and asleep in his car outside his Hollyoaks star girlfriend’s home, a court heard. Cops say they discovered the winger, 35, slumped over the wheel of his luxury Audi and nearly three times the limit at Jennifer Metcalfe ’s house at 3.15am. He split from fiancee Danielle Mitchinson , 30, last October before quickly moving on with her pal Jennifer, 37, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap. Eagles dozed off in his car after getting no answer at her address in Altrincham, Gtr Manchester , the court was told. Cops were called and prosecutor Nicole Bridgeman told Manchester JPs the engine was on, his seatbelt was buckled and it seemed he had been about to drive off. But Jeremy Spencer, defending, said: “The engine was on purely to get his phone charged.” Most read in Sport Live Blog MAN UTD P-P LIVERPOOL Clubs await rearranged fixture date after protests at Old … [Read more...] about Ex-Man United ace Chris Eagles arrested for ‘being drunk and asleep in his car outside girlfriend’s home’
SABMiller shareholders have backed a £79bn takeover by Budweiser brewer AB InBev, clearing the way for the biggest deal in UK corporate history. Shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour, with 95.5% of minority investors approving the deal, providing a clear victory for AB InBev, which needed at least 75% to clinch the takeover. SABMiller have confirmed that investors backed a £45-per-share offer from AB InBev. This was increased from the £44-per-share offer in July, after the sterling decreased in value following the Brexit vote. The deal, which is being referred to as "megabrew", is expected to complete on 10 October. Cigarette maker Altria Group and the Santo Domingo family of Columbia, which together control 40% of shares at SABMiller, were excluded from the vote, following a UK court order last month, but had previously shown their support for the deal. Advertisement AB InBev chief executive Carlos Brito welcomed the backing and confirmed the group will … [Read more...] about SABMiller shareholders back biggest takeover deal in UK history
Granville in northern France is one of the closest French fishing towns to the Channel Islands. When boats return from a day's work, the port would usually be filled with crab, lobster, scallops and fish, much of it caught in the deep waters aground Jersey. Today they docked mainly disappointed. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Jersey blockaded in French fishing dispute Many chose to forgo the day's catch to protest. They hoped and believed the show of strength would result in a speedy resolution, instead they went home dejected. There's a pride in this town at the fact they're taking a stand. Advertisement Most simply can't afford not to. The new licence regulations could cut the number of days some boats are allowed to finish in Jersey's waters by up to three-quarters. It would put them immediately out of business. More from World Brazil: At least 25 killed, including an officer, in Rio de … [Read more...] about For French fishermen it’s not just livelihoods at stake, but culture and history too