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Outlook Remember that arcade game in the 1980s – Whac-a-Mole? You get a mallet and clobber the brown, furry creatures that pop out of holes in the machine. Each time you whack one, another jumps up in its place.

A volunteer at a Trussell Trust food bank sorts donations to the charity in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Tory MP Paul Maynard suggests food banks could become a 'habit' for people in poverty

Comments made by Blackpool MP described as 'inaccurate' and 'demeaning people with dignity'

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos, and other senior members of the party, were arrested on Saturday

Greece: Golden Dawn claims political persecution is behind charges of founding a criminal organisation

MPs from Greece’s far-right party say cases against them are ‘built on rumours’

Golden Dawn: Three MPs from Greece's extremist right-wing party freed

Three MPs from Greece's extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party have been freed from custody pending trial in criminal investigation triggered by the murder of a left-wing rapper.

Nick Goodway: No place to hide if stress levels are high

There is a key line in the stress test document. It reads: "Banks may face incentives to be overly optimistic about the impact of stress scenarios on their capital position [in order] to achieve a more favourable result in the stress test."

Golden Dawn: Four MPs from Greece's far-right party face charges

Amid tight police security, four MPs from Greece’s Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing into charges of participating in a criminal organisation.

Market Report: Help to Buy scheme props up builders

What a difference a weekend makes. On Friday housebuilder stocks were in the doghouse amid concerns of a house price bubble and news that the Bank of England could alter the Government’s Help to Buy scheme next year.

Foreign funds pour into UK

Flows of money from overseas investors boosted funds at British asset managers to a record £5.4trn last year, it has emerged.

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Far-right anger: Golden Dawn protest outside Athens police headquarters yesterday

Sunrise arrests for Golden Dawn: Greek police detain Neo-Nazi MP Nikos Michaloliakos and 16 others

The leader of Greece's third most popular political party was led away in handcuffs yesterday, as counterterror police launched a series of raids against the hierarchy of an extreme-right group whose popularity has been fuelled by the financial crisis.

JP Morgan chief faces the music in person

It was an unusual sight: the boss of America's largest bank travelling to Washington for a face-to-face meeting with the US Attorney General to settle the lender's legal troubles.

Jim Armitage: A man who fits the Bill for New York

Outlook The front-running candidate to be New York's new mayor is, frankly, a bit of a leftie.

James Moore: US regulators set to give banks another battering

Outlook For a country that espouses free wheelin' capitalism, red in tooth and claw, the US has a surprisingly large number of regulators.

Labour has asked the Government’s independent tax and spending watchdog to audit its 2015 election manifesto

Labour Party conference: Ed Balls pledges 25 hours' free childcare for working parents

Shadow Chancellor said he would expand childcare by raising extra £800m from Government’s levy on banks

The police were urged on Sunday night to investigate claims that Damian McBride, left, Gordon Brown’s disgraced spin-doctor, could have broken the law by leaking confidential government information

Police should investigate Damian McBride over leaks, say critics

The police were urged on Sunday night to investigate claims that Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s disgraced spin-doctor, could have broken the law by leaking confidential government information.

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