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Sir Mervyn King's great Bank of England myth

Mervyn King Still

As he departs, Sir Mervyn King cannot be allowed to get away with a myth he has been promoting for years – the notion that the Bank of England was somehow a lone voice of sanity in the pre-crisis years and that its warnings of impending disaster for the banking system fell on deaf ears.

Tottenham want Barcelona forward David Villa, but not for £12m

David Villa

Tottenham Hotspur continue to explore the possibility of signing David Villa from Barcelona to lead their forward line, with further talks expected to take place between the club's new technical director, Franco Baldini, and the Spain international's representatives following the conclusion of the Confederations Cup.

Portishead at Glastonbury 2013 - review

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Glastonbury festivalgoers always seem pretty bloody pleased with themselves so who better then to pour a bracing bucket of water over everything than Portishead, a band whose musical output has slowly – three albums in 19 years, the last half a decade ago – grown increasingly icy, never mind the grumpy old man persona that Geoff Barrow has cultivated on Twitter?