News Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond presents the White Paper for Scottish independence

Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time

James Moore: Sir Mervyn King showed it's back to the future in banking

It's back to the future in banking, with the return of the nod and a wink from an all powerful Bank of England when things need to get done.

Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King says Barclays 'was in state of denial' about regulators' concerns

Sir Mervyn King said that Barclays’ board had been “deeply reluctant” to face up to concerns of the Financial Services Agency.

Leading article: A parliamentary inquiry that must raise its game

The Libor scandal may prove to be the thread that leads to the heart of the labyrinth

Bob Diamond was 'utterly depressed'

Marcus Agius described the dramatic moment when he was summoned by the Governor of the Bank of England and told Bob Diamond had to go.

US economist warns Vickers bank reform is doomed

Sir John Vickers' Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) will today be accused of "a dangerous dereliction of duty" by one of the Bank of England Governor's favourite economists.

Warning that Vickers bank reform is doomed to failure

Report comes as pressure mounts on Barclays to spin off investment bank
Sir Mervyn King: The Governor of the Bank of England was warned in August 2007, a month before everyone else, that Northern Rock had serious problems, but did nothing to prevent the first run on a British bank in decades. He then 'panicked', according to angry MPs, yet stayed in his job and last year picked up a knighthood.

Sir Mervyn King issues gloomy financial forecast

Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King has said he is "pessimistic" over the chances for a eurozone recovery and warned Britain is still not halfway through the financial crisis.

The Bank of England’s Mervyn King warned yesterday that UK inflation would stay above target

Banking: King hits panic button

Fears of new credit crunch prompt Bank of England to kickstart emergency lending scheme

I'd support crisis probe, says bank chief

A Parliamentary inquiry into the performance of the Bank of England during the financial crisis should be ordered immediately, MPs said last night, after the Bank's Governor Sir Mervyn King made the surprise statement that he would be happy to co-operate with such a probe.

Leading article: Few signs of contrition from Sir Mervyn King

Despite everything, the Bank of England now has vastly expanded powers

The Governor's call for reforms of the banking sector to be speeded up is likely to meet a hostile reception in the Square Mile

Sir Mervyn King tells George Osborne: you must act now to tame the City

'Vested interests' are trying to kill reforms, warns Governor of the Bank of England

The Ulster Bank's five pound note features the Northern Ireland football icon George Best

Currency: Can the nation decide who is truly noteworthy?

What does it take to make it on to a bank note? Besides being the Queen, one has to do something special to get on to one (like George Best's Ulster Bank fiver).

Amol Rajan: Chance to hear one of the world's great minds, for free

One of the finest minds in the world has spent the past year in London, barely noticed by a media class that (like your correspondent) is fond of bemoaning a decline in standards. Yet though his tenure as Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics is coming to an end, the impact that Ramachandra Guha has had on those lucky enough to share a hall with him has been profound.

David Blanchflower: The Bank of England gets it wrong yet again

Economic Outlook: For the umpteenth time the Bank is forecasting rapid recovery

Simon English: QE isn't a runaway success, and we should be grateful

Inventing money to chuck at banks in the vague hope that they'll do the right thing with it is over, Sir Mervyn King seemed to signal yesterday. The Bank of England is a mere £325bn into its quantitative easing experiment and hopefully that will be the end of it.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album