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Bank of England’s Carney chill calms treasury

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England up before the Treasury select committee was as intensely relaxed as ever.

Mike Tyson: The cat among the pigeons

Baddest of the bad boys Mike Tyson does not do small talk -- unless it is all about him, of course. <b>John Crace</b> caught up with him.

Online help for depressives

A new website enables the mentally unwell to form virtual support groups.

Budget airlines not so cheap after all

It costs £40 for a flight from London to Malaga. Add a £15 administration fee, £15 for luggage and £5 for paying by debit card.

Depression in teenagers brings on the worst of times

Thousands of under-16s are on antidepressants in the UK and mental health problems in the young are on the rise.

Jeffrey Archer rewrites himself

Publishing-wise, Jeffrey Archer might just be on to something with his re-writing plans. After all, how many books couldn't benefit from an edit?

The teen bloggers who took over the internet

Some of the web's most influential voices now belong to bloggers as young as 13.

‘Hitler didn’t Twitter’

Does the election of two British National Party members to the European Parliament signal the renewed rise of fascism?

Essential Updike

John Updike was among the most acute observers of American life and one of the most prolific. So where should a new reader begin? John Crace reports.

t2go 4 English?

Language guru David Crystal tells John Crace that txt spk is not responsible for bad spelling or moral decay.

Can we trust the experts?

When two car bombs were detonated within hours in August 1998 at the United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, few people had heard of either Osama bin Laden or al-Qaeda. Nor was anyone that much better informed by 9/11. And that's just the academics. Terrorism had never really featured as a separate discipline in US universities and even in Europe its popularity was in decline.

A dose of empirical evidence

You can't help seeing it as a kind of back-handed compliment. No sooner had his daughter announced that she intended to train to be a doctor than David Wootton decided to start work on <i>Bad Medicine</i>, a book that comes with the catchy subtitle <i>Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates</i>. Wootton smiles, unfazed by the association. "It's true that my daughter's career choice did spark my interest in the history of medicine," he says, "but the title is somewhat misleading.

Castro’s collaborator

He's been accused of being Fidel's stooge, but the editor-in-chief of <i>Le Monde Diplomatique</i> says that unrivalled access to the Cuban leader is something that most journalists dream of. John Crace reports.

Chinese students favour UK

Imagine a chocolate-box Jane Austen theme-park Britain, where the poor are kept safely out of sight and the gentle-folk heave their bosoms with repressed emotion. That's precisely the image that many Chinese students have of modern Britain, according to a new report carried out by Greg Philo, head of Glasgow University's (Scotland) Media Group, for the British Council.

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