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Angry depositors ran amok at a bank in central Harare on Monday, breaking down a door and smashing windows after money ran out to pay withdrawals as cash shortages worsen.

The dangerous cycle of debt: How the House of Lords can do something amazing tomorrow

People often find themselves in a cycle of debt that they can't get out of - and at the moment, it's legal.

Simon English: Rather than dealing in sub-prime sludge, banks should back Arthur Daley

Outlook The present trend is for banks to be – or at least to say they are – boring. Chief executives are falling over each other in the race to be the dullest banker in Britain. Antony Jenkins at Barclays insists he is that man. Folk who talk to him say this is highly plausible, but perhaps he's just acting.

Anthony Hilton: A question of trust which banks don’t blooming get

City UK which is the promotional body for the financial services industry has a project aimed at restoring customers' trust. But progress is slow because you don't get results by standing on a soap box and saying, "Trust me I am a reformed character." You gain trust by doing the right thing, over and over again, one customer at a time. You do it, you live it, and eventually you get the credit.

'Fred Goodwin Law' to ban disgraced bankers for life

A "Fred Goodwin Law" making it easier to ban the bosses of failed banks from the City could be on the statute books by January.

'Fred Goodwin Law' is mooted to ban disgraced bankers for life

A "Fred Goodwin Law" making it easier to ban the bosses of failed banks from the City could be on the statute books by January.

Treasury considers plan to bar failed banks' directors

The directors of failed banks could be prevented from holding senior positions at financial institutions again in the future under proposals announced by the Treasury today.

The Giro d'Italia

Cycling: Youthful Basque breakaway claims maiden win

Little-known rider Jon Izagirre escaped under the radar this afternoon as he shot away to claim stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia.

Five-Minute Memoir: Alexandra Shulman on a first-home disaster

I have a recurring dream. I am standing in the hallway of the flat where I spent my childhood and where my mother still lives. The wallpaper is dark green stripes and through the windows of the sitting room I can see trees in full leaf in the sun outside. I am in a state of some agitation as I am very concerned that I am still living 'at home' and then suddenly, I remember that it isn't true, I do have somewhere else to live after all. I have a home of my own.

Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in Disney's version of Mary Poppins

Disney to film tale of how Walt won Mary Poppins

The fractious relationship between Walt Disney and P L Travers, the author who created Mary Poppins but despised Hollywood's saccharine portrayal of her magical nanny, will be dramatised in a new film starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in Disney's version of Mary Poppins

The feud behind Disney's Mary Poppins to take centre stage (and a spoonful of sugar didn't help)

Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks set to star in movie about writer's battles with Hollywood

Michael Moore was promoted to the Cabinet when his fellow Scot Danny Alexander moved to replace David Laws at the Treasury

Michael Moore: 'We are much, much stronger together'

The Secretary of State for Scotland tells Matt Chorley why he is quietly confident as he takes on Alex Salmond

Katy Holland: How to keep summer boredom at bay without busting the bank

Are we there yet? School's almost out

Pictures from a revolution: Hungarian photography

A new show at the Royal Academy will reveal how a group of Hungarian exiles in Paris changed the face of modern photography. Charlotte Cripps reports

Residents celebrate victory in campaign to bring bank back to their community

When the Halifax shut its doors in the West Yorkshire town of Horbury last July, 10,000 residents were left without a bank nearby. The move caused anger among locals, especially businesses, who were forced to travel to Wakefield or Ossett, about three miles away, to visit their nearest branch.

Warren Christopher: Lawyer and diplomat who served as Secretary of State under President Clinton

There have been many greater American Secretaries of State. But if diligence, modesty, civility and concern for his staff were the sole requirements for the job he held for four years under President Bill Clinton, Warren Christopher would be without peer.

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