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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.

Property: Stepping Stones - One Man's Property Story

THE MOTIVATION for Richard Welch, a teacher, to buy his first property back in 1967 was clear: "I was finding getting digs in posh Beaconsfield increasingly difficult." With an "absolutely critical" pounds 800 loan from his father at 4 per cent and a council mortgage at 7.25 per cent, he paid pounds 3,300 for a mid-terrace house in Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire.

Me And My Partner: Martin Rutty And Tim Gilbert

At 18, Martin Rutty was a despatch rider. At 19, he started Speed Couriers, and his best friend, Tim Gilbert, joined him. Two decades later, they have a pounds 15m business and hold the world record for a 14,500-mile helicopter flight from the UK to Australia

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Real Work: THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS

Listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's highest paid DJ, Paul Oakenfold is musical director of home, the new London super club, and has launched his own record and clothing label, Perfecto.

Football: Smith is losing the Goodison patience game

PREMIERSHIP Everton's inspirational manager admits financial restraints may force him to review his position

New Labour set for New Zealand poll win

NEW ZEALAND'S Labour Party is poised to take power after nine years in opposition. The last major poll before today's election, in the New Zealand Herald, showed support for Labour surging to 39.8 per cent, up 2 per cent in the nine days since the paper's last poll.

Bravo, Mr Fayed!

John Walsh watches Mohamed (you can call me Al) Fayed have his week in court

Who's serving who?

Cleaner, gardener, nanny - people are `staffing up' like never before. Only these days, the new servant classes are probably posher than you. HESTER LACEY reports

Learning to keep the firm afloat

New business start-ups are growing at a faster rate than ever. According to the NatWest Business Start-Up Index, 122,000 new businesses were launched in the second quarter of this year - a 25 per cent increase on the same period last year. Over the entire year, 400,000 start-ups are predicted, against an annual average of 340,000. The biggest increase can be found in businesses launched from home. The problem is, however, that NatWest claims that 80 per cent of them are likely to fail.

Official: women are top bosses

Female managers really are better at their jobs, as the largest ever study shows.

Estate's wall of silence broken down by deals

JAMIE ROBE'S murder was shocking. The teenager was lured into an ambush down a quiet, dark street in south-east London by a gang of youths. The blows that killed him were so ferocious that some of the weapons shattered.

A Family Affair: `I thought I was drowning'

Slalom canoeist Helen Barnes, 27, from Nottingham, nearly drowned in an accident in the French Alps. Her father, Cliff Barnes, who encouraged her to take up the sport, watched helpless from the river bank. Cliff, 61, a retired bank manager, lives in Heage, Derbyshire.

Rugby Union: Samuel's wisdom starts to pay off

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Hit-and-miss history of the makeover merchants

THEY WERE subtle touches: blink and you would miss them. A hint of varnish on the fingernails, a small brooch pinned to the jacket, a shorter and discernably less-severe haircut.
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

Introducing the top 50 hidden spots in Britain
Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell