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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.

Wembley pitch is a 'global embarrassment'

Former Millennium Stadium groundsman Dave Saltman has branded Wembley's pitch "an embarrassment on a global scale" and called for those in charge of the national stadium to reduce its "appalling" schedule.

Roger Trapp: 'Zombies are all the rage in the movies and books this year. So it should not really be any surprise that they have entered the business language'

“Zombie banks” first emerged as a term in the late 1980s and came to be associated with the crisis that affected Japan in the 1990s, turning a once-thriving economy that was the envy of the world into a byword for stagnation. Now, Mark Thomas of the management consultants PA Consulting claims that the financial crisis that started in the autumn of 2008 has left behind a “zombie economy”. In his recently-published book of the same name, he states: “Even though many countries are emerging from a technical recession, the crisis has created a new class of groups and institutions which, although not completely ceasing to exist, have lost the ability to function normally.” As he explains, this means that, while these organisations do not cease to exist, they have become unable to perform the functions “that we expect of them in supporting growth of the economy.” Accordingly, zombie banks cannot lend as we need, zombie consumers cannot consume as we need and so on.

Tanztheater Wuppertal, Barbican Theatre, London

Age on parade lacks the levity of youth

Leading article: Family values

You know the problem. The relatives who want a home. The troubles with the builders. The grandchildren demanding expensive accommodation for their college years. What to do with the empty flat when a relative dies...

New Look turns tail on sale and plumps for £1.7bn flotation next month

Fashion retailer will have net debt of £450m after IPO

Cambridge Boring Bank or Boring Bank of Cambridge?

A group of Cambridge businessmen is going back to the "roots of the industrial revolution" by raising £50m for a new lending institution to help revive the East Anglian economy.

Bank manager cleared of £1m theft

A former junior bank manager was yesterday cleared of stealing nearly £1m from a high street bank after a jury accepted that her violent boyfriend frightened her into taking the money.

Bank manager cleared of taking nearly £1m

A former junior bank manager walked free from court today after being cleared of stealing nearly £1 million from a high street bank.

The Hacker: Killian proves it is a mug's game while the yolk's on me at Egg Cup

Such was the ruthless weather, it was a lucky golfer in these islands who managed to get in a game over Christmas.

Yvonne Roberts: The age of the aged has at long last arrived

A growing mountain of research tells us that many people get happier as they age

Instant stardom and ...$100,000: Oligarch announces new art prize

Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons are among the people behind a new award for young artists launched by a Ukrainian billionaire. Andrew Johnson reports

How to... get a bank loan

What's the best way to approach your bank manager for money? "The classic joke is on all fours, of course," says Steve Everhard, of the entrepreneurial advice team at the business consultants Grant Thornton.

How the garden shed is being reinvented

Sheds aren't what they used to be – you should make it your business to own one, says Kate Watson-Smyth
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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch