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Outlook The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street likes drama to be reserved firmly for the stage. So yesterday's announcement from her Financial Policy Committee on "potential amplification channels" of financial risks was characteristically short on hyperbole.

Can Frieze reheat the art market?

Not so long ago the business of buying and selling art took place in a whirl of private jets, parties and Prada, but could this be the year the bubble bursts? As Britain's biggest fair opens, Alice Jones searches for signs of boom and bust – and picks the 10 hottest artists to look out for

James Lawton: Echoes of dark days at Portsmouth that once tried patience of a Saint

If you have been especially sceptical this week about quite how far football has travelled to its age of super riches you might well be connected, professionally or emotionally, to Portsmouth Football Club.

Observations: A big 'Money' move for Shunt

It has one of the finest – and most atmospheric – venues in London, burrowed at the end of a deep, dark tunnel in the eerie vaults under London Bridge station. Now the experimental-theatre collective Shunt is moving up in the world with its first new show since 2006's Rear Window-inspired Amato Saltone, and an exciting new space. It has acquired a tobacco warehouse (once owned by Fidel Castro, apparently) on nearby Bermondsey High Street, inside which David Rosenberg and his team have constructed a "massive three-storey Victorian machine structure" for their new work, Money.

John Lichfield: Sarkozy's happiness index is worth taking seriously

Out of France: GDP tables don't tell the whole story – we need to measure our 'joie de vivre'

Buyers spare the whip at Keeneland

Recession bites in the bloodstock market as prices of yearlings tumble

Leading article: The screaming need for regulatory reform

The unreconstructed global banking sector still poses a real threat

From the boardroom to the boards – ex-Lehman bankers turn to the stage

Theatre company set up by victims of corporate collapse turns a profit

Last Chance to See, BBC2<br/>The Last Days of Lehman Brothers, BBC2<br/>Harper's Island, BBC3

Wit and repartee as Fry and friend seek the endangered manatee, while dull confusion reigns at soon-to-be-extinct Lehman Brothers

Credit Crunch TV - A mirror held up to the credit crunch

A BBC drama about the downfall of Lehman Brothers hopes to educate us to avoid a repeat of our mistakes. But can it tell us anything we don't already know? James Rampton reports

Attempt to speed up Lehman case blocked

Clients of Lehman Brothers in Europe may have to wait longer to get their assets back after a judge blocked a process to speed up the unwinding of the bankruptcy.

Steve Richards: Neither of these two will lead Labour

In their different ways, Mandelson and Harman have experienced all the oscillations of politics

Lehman sells off trinkets on eBay

Roll up, roll up, to assemble your Wall Street Survival Kit, using only the finest memorabilia from the credit crunch's biggest casualty. Spot storms on the horizon with a $20 pair of Lehman Brothers binoculars. Shelter from the storm under a vented umbrella, emblazoned with the Lehman logo and promising to withstand 80mph winds. Finally, clutch, sobbing, a $15 Lehman Brothers teddy bear as the storm washes you away.

Paulson reveals US concerns of breakdown in law and order

The Bush administration and Congress discussed the possibility of a breakdown in law and order and the logistics of feeding US citizens if commerce and banking collapsed as a result of last autumn's financial panic, it was disclosed yesterday.

Why would a banker sell his $14m house to his wife for $100?

Former Lehman boss accused of trying to hide assets from creditors
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'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
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Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

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Al Pacino wows Venice

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Neil Lawson Baker interview

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

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Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
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The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
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A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
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Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

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Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

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