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Have you found an origami money dog?

A treasure hunt is underway on the streets of Bristol.

Hundreds of £10 notes have been hidden across the city, folded into origami dogs.

It's not an art project but the brainchild of a life insurance firm aiming to highlight people paying too much for their premiums.

500 paper pooches were hidden yesterday - waiting to be found.

Have you found a money dog? Credit: Mikael Buck/Beagle Street
Paper pooches hidden across Bristol Credit: Mikael Buck/Beagle Street
Have you found a money dog? Credit: Mikael Buck/Beagle Street
Money dogs hidden across Bristol Credit: Mikael Buck/Beagle Street

Car-parking charges cut in South Hams town

Car parking charges in the South Hams town of Modbury have been cut by the District Council as part of a pilot study to promote trade after the town lost key business during the recession.

The price of one hour’s parking has been cut by 20p from 70p down to 50p and half an hour’s parking by 10p from 30p to 20p.

It is hoped the new short stay parking tariffs will reinvigorate the town and have a beneficial effect on the local economy.

The car-parking motion was passed despite the fact that executive members were told the Council risked a drop in car park income of just under £2,000 with the revision of charges.

The Council’s Executive Member with responsibility for parking, Rufus Gilbert, said after the unanimous vote: “I am delighted to have been able to sponsor this. It is a long time coming. With this pilot project, the council is breaking away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to car parking.

If it is successful it may well be that other communities wish to mount their own scheme, provided the income remains the same. This is also a scheme which fits in well with the new move towards localism and I sincerely hope it will help to revive the trade in Modbury.”


£15,000 for Bristol hospice

St Peter's Hospice has been awarded £15,000 through a programme funded by the St James’s Place Foundation, the charitable arm of a wealth management group.

The money will go towards the Hospice at Home service which provides hands-on nursing care to patients at the end of their life, in their own homes. The grant means more support can be given to patients by nurses and health care assistants.

St. Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice caring for local people with incurable diseases.

£8 million for former Farepak customers

The bank HBOS has decided to make £8 million available to help former customers of the collapsed Farepak Christmas hamper business which was based in Swindon.

It comes after Mr Justice Peter Smith accused the bank of taking a "hardball approach" and suggested it should "seriously consider" adding to the £2 million it put into a distress fund in 2006 for Farepak's customers.

HBOS said it had acted legally, but said that the group had "wider responsibilities" to the community as well as legal and financial obligations.