News The more modern town of Salford, where the latest investment of the English Cities Fund is expected to be announced

Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report

Leading article: Britain cannot stand apart from the euro crisis

Mr Cameron must throw his weight unequivocally behind efforts to save the single currency

Warning to banks on eurozone crisis

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King today urged banks to brace themselves for a potential eurozone collapse amid fears that Britain is caught in a second credit crunch.

David Prosser: A decade after Enron, auditing needs a shake-up

Ten years ago tomorrow, Enron, which was then the US's seventh largest company, filed for bankruptcy following a shocking accounting scandal that seemed to have completely passed its auditor by. The auditor in question, Arthur Andersen, subsequently disbanded.

Britons pay record amounts off their mortgages

Homeowners pumped a record £9.1bn into reducing the debt on their properties in the second quarter of the year, the Bank of England revealed yesterday.

David Prosser: A decade after Enron's collapse, the failures of the audit industry have still to be confronted

Outlook Ten years ago tomorrow, Enron, which back then was the US's seventh largest company, filed for bankruptcy following a shocking accounting scandal that appeared to have completely passed its auditor by. The auditor in question, Arthur Andersen, subsequently disbanded.

Osborne's impact laid bare: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Government warns of new credit crunch as the poor feel the pain

Vicky Pryce: If Europe deteriorates further, there will be even more hardship ahead for us

The story seems to be that the credit crunch knocked more stuffing out of the economy than we thought

David Prosser: Eurozone leaders have found convenient fall guys in the credit ratings agencies

Outlook Here we go again: if in doubt, shoot the messenger. While the eurozone's leaders continue to argue about the best way to resolve the crisis stalking the single currency bloc, action isproceeding much more quickly against a convenient bunch of fall guys – the credit rating agencies.

The perils of over-reliance

Never depend on one supplier – it will come back to haunt you, explains Will Wynne

Premier Foods battles for survival after Tesco row

Mr Kipling may bake exceedingly good cakes but his parent company put out an exceedingly bad trading update yesterday. Premier Food's shock announcement prompted a 40 per cent collapse in its share price and raised questions over its future.

Small Talk: Enterprise calls time on FTSE 250 listing

Enterprise Inns was among the most prominent companies to be demoted to the FTSE Small Cap index last week. The pubs group, once a member of the FTSE 100, was booted out of the FTSE 250 as part of the latest index reshuffle, and will relinquish its mid-cap berth after the close this Friday, when the results of the review are implemented.

Sean O'Grady: Even grim scenarios are optimistic

while not on the scale – yet – of the panic that gripped the financial world in the aftermath of the failure of Lehman Brothers in

Mission Drift, Traverse, Edinburgh

The Team don't do things by halves. The New York-based Theatre of the Emerging American Movement state their mission as being to dissect what it means to be an American, living in America today.

Letter from the editor: A parallel universe

I’m sure you must have watched the television coverage of the riots last night, as I did, with increasing concern and, yes, fear.

Julian Knight: Will politicians be able to avert credit crunch part two?

The world's governments that bailed us out in part one now need bailing out themselves
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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