The mysterious Honours Forfeiture Committee made an unlikely foray into the public sphere following its decision to revoke the knighthood bestowed upon Fred Goodwin.
His award for services to banking was rescinded in response to his role in the demise of RBS and its subsequent part-nationalisation.
Another RBS banker – current CEO Stephen Hester - continued to make the headlines with the story about his curbed bonus rolling over from last week.
But in a photo finish in the race for lead story of the week, the news of John Terry losing the captaincy of the national side edged ahead by a single article. The Football Association’s decision to strip Terry of the armband followed the announcement of a July trial where he faces charges of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand