Enjoy your retirement, Meryvn King – just don’t call it a ‘grey gap year’

The Bank of England boss is about to step down, and has said he’s going to give himself a gap year. He probably deserves a break – but lose the backpacker lingo, eh Merv? Mervyn King is retiring as governor of the Bank of England. I’m sure we’ll all get over it. It’s not like […]
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Sir Mervyn King marks departure by going for a song on Desert Island Discs

Outgoing Governor of the Bank of England: it’s healthy that students don’t want a City career at a high cost to societyHe steered the Bank of England through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but Sir Mervyn King insists that a nine-month stint as a supply teacher in Wolverhampton in 1966 was still […]
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Postnatal depression: the pressures new mothers face, now more than ever

This week a judge chose not to jail a woman who killed her two young children while suffering from an extreme form of postnatal depression. Such tragedies are rare, but evidence suggests increasing numbers of new mothers are struggling. Why?There are few things more shocking than a mother killing her own children. But it is, mercifully, […]
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