You’ve recently just been handed the keys to your new home in a picturesque North Yorkshire village with your partner, and renovations are well underway when you, quite literally, hit the jackpot and discover that a hoard of gold coins have been stashed and hidden away under the floorboards of the old kitchen you’re ripping up.
Not just any gold coins either – extremely rate gold coins that are worth around £250,000.
It may sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what happened to one Northern couple, who initially thought they had an electrical cable beneath the concrete floor, but it turned out to be a cup filled to the brim with over 260 gold coins.
The oldest of the coins apparently dates back to the reign of King James I, and the collection covers the Stuart period right up to the dying days of King George I.
The couple from Ellerby in North Yorkshire – who have chosen to remain anonymous – reported the find to the auction company Spink shortly after they made the discovery in 2019, and the coin collection is soon due to go under the hammer next month.
According to Spink, coins can be declared treasure and become crown property if two or more are found and are at least 300 years old – but as the youngest coin was only 292 years old when the couple found it, the entire collection was ruled as being less than three centuries old.
In the latest twist that virtually everyone saw coming, the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight looks like it has been called off yet again. Is anyone even still bothered at this point?
Fury broke the news via Instagram on Monday evening, revealing that he had not received a signed contract from Joshua before his self-imposed 5pm deadline and that the long-awaited all match-up is now off the table.
Joshua’s last two fights came against the Usyk, in which he lost both the first bout and the rematch, going viral with a rather bizarre speech in the immediate aftermath.
As well as questioning how the Ukrainian could have beaten him when he’s “not strong”, he references everything from the Russian invasion to his weight and time in prison.
As for Usyk, he is the only real opponent Fury is likely to face and the pair have been open about arranging a fight, despite both having made it quite clear that they hope to retire in the new future.
Gary Neville insists he has ‘no intention’ of going into politics
Gary Neville has made his stance clear and insisted that he has absolutely “no intention” of going into politics in the future.
The former Manchester United and England footballer, turned manager, pundit, and commentator, made a guest starring appearance at the 2022 Labour Party Conference yesterday – which is currently being held in Liverpool – to give a speech at an event about the future of football.
The Bury-born 47-year-old also threw his support behind party leader Sir Keir Starmer.
But despite becoming a followed figure and somewhat of a voice on current political affairs since his retirement from the game, and most significantly within the last couple of years of Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the leadership of several Conservative Prime Ministers, Neville has claimed that he still does not intend to venture into politics.
He also said that he was “not going to be tempted” to become an MP and stand in the upcoming by-election in West Lancashire.
The former right back said he does not “need to be an MP” to support the Labour party.
Neville told BBC Politics that a venture into politics is “something I’ve been asked about regularly over the last 12 – 18 months,” but clarified that he’s “got no intention of going into politics at all”, primarily because “I love what I do so much”.
He continued: “The reality is I love what I do so much. I love what I do in football, I love what I do in Greater Manchester with the businesses that I co-own, and I have to say I wouldn’t want to give that up as I feel as though I’m happy in what I’m doing.
“I want to continue doing the things that I’m doing locally in Greater Manchester.
“And I have to say that I feel politically motivated, but I can do as much, I think, for the Labour Party by being here as I can do being an MP.