News Round up

May 13, 2012

A gold nugget found in Dolan Springs, Mohave County by amateur treasure hunter Bud Guthrie is expected to reach more than $300,000 when it goes up for auction in New York on the 20 May.  The quartz nugget is part of a Natural History and Fine Minerals Signature which will be held by Heritage Auctions,

Prince Harry accepted an award from The Atlantic Society this week for his humanitarian and charitable work.  Prince Harry accepted the award on behalf of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, a charity which – among other causes – supports the wounded servicemen and women.

HMRC warned people this week that they have until 14 June to declare their incomes earned through online marketplaces such as eBay.  Traders coming forward will be given preferential terms and have until 14 September to pay any taxes they owe on undeclared income.  Sellers who sell their own items should not have a problem.

Yet more tragedy came to Syria on Thursday with two car bomb explosions.  More than forty were killed, according to a Foreign Office press release.  The explosions have led to concerns that al Qaeda may be at work in the country.

The FBI announced this week that letters containing a powdery substance had been received in Portland.  The FBI states that they believe they have stopped the sender of the letters but no one has yet been charge in relation to the offence.

If you were concerned that 21 December 2012 might be the end of the world then you can relax.  Read more here.


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