Why does the new tax year start in April? Ask the pope…

Why does the new tax year start in April? Ask the pope…

Every year there’s a flurry of activity in the financial press and accountants get unusually animated around 5th April, the end of the tax year. It’s our last chance to use ISA allowances, to make any pension contributions or to attempt to offset capital gains. Ever wondered why the tax...

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Assassins in Europe; Killing Pope John Paul II

Assassins in Europe; Killing Pope John Paul II

On Wednesday 13th May 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca, a 23 year old Turkish petty criminal cum-bank robber, fired four shots from within the crowds of St. Peter’s Square that echoed throughout Europe. All of the bullets fired that day entered the body of Pope John Paul II; two tore through...

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