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.
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Sunday 20 February 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
In 1998, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Proceedings of the House had to reverse its decision to tell peers not to speak with their hands in their pockets, and look where it got us: a Speaker of the Commons in a lounge suit, correctly condemned over the weekend by Baroness Boothroyd (a former incumbent of the post) for losing respect.
Sunday 21 November 2010
Wednesday 17 November 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
A corrupt police officer and four other men who plotted to kidnap a bank manager were jailed today.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Wednesday 06 October 2010
A man was found guilty today of planning with a corrupt police constable to kidnap a bank manager.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A quarter of people say they could not live without their overdraft and one in five admits to being constantly in the red, a survey suggested today.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Three years ago, actor turned director Ben Affleck surprised critics with his highly accomplished debut feature, Gone Baby Gone, a disturbing, morally ambiguous drama about the search for an abducted kid. The Town, a thriller about Boston bank robbers, is a more conventional assignment, but it underlines Affleck's credentials as an actor's director. The plotting is strictly formulaic. What gives the film heft and pathos are the character performances and Affleck's vivid use of his Boston locations.
On the agenda: Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks; Roundhouse Records; Joaquin Phoenix; Susie Poole's Sister Lucy's Great Big Family; Crucible; Wahaca
Sunday 05 September 2010
Sunday 22 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
Britain's high-street banks have been much criticised this week for not lending enough money. "Turn on the lending taps," has been the cry. "It will help businesses and it will help the economy." While kick-starting the economy is important, we don't want a swift return to the days of uncontrolled lending of a few years ago, when even the most credit-blacklisted seemed able to borrow thousands of pounds from banks keen to swell their profits.
Sunday 01 August 2010
I died last week. A comedian of whom I had never heard but with a fairly decent number of followers tweeted that I was dead. It was apparently as an aside to some half-baked joke about a mobile phone but, as I have learned, twitter is not the place for subtlety.
Steve Richards: Brown's political hell is all but over; for his rivals the nightmare's about to begin
Thursday 06 May 2010
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
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- 2 Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years