NATO airstrike Afghanistan: Eleven children and a woman killed

Eleven children and a woman killed in Nato airstrike against Taliban commanders Local officials said the strike hit houses in the Kunar province, AfghanistanSaid the woman and children died when their homes collapsed on them Six insurgents, including two senior Taliban leaders, died in the strike International Security Assistance Force said it is assessing incident By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 7 April 2013 A Nato airstrike killed at least 11 children yesterday during an operation targeting Taliban commanders. At least one woman also died in the strike and more than six others were injured in the strike on a village in Shigal district in Kunar province, on the Pakistani border

Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn: Bank of England chief gives Chancellor a boost ahead of the Budget

Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn: Bank of England chief gives Chancellor a boost ahead of the Budget By Becky Barrow and Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 The Bank of England's governor said last night that the 'recovery is in sight' in a boost for the Chancellor ahead of his Budget next week. In a rare television interview, Sir Mervyn King said Britain's anaemic economic growth is finally drawing to an end following the long and painful downturn. It comes at a time of growing fears that the country could be heading for a triple-dip recession, but his comments suggest any further slump will be short-lived.

Split RBS into a "good" and "bad" bank now urges Bank Governor Mervyn King as he slams current system as a "nonsense"

Split RBS into a 'good' and 'bad' bank now urges Bank Governor Mervyn King as he slams current system as a 'nonsense'Taxpayers will have to bear the costs of reprivatisation, King warnsRBS is currently holding the wider economy back, the Governor saidCriticisms come just days after RBS boss Stephen Hester said plans to return to the private sector were on track from 1.8 billion in 2011.

Plight of savers could get even worse as Bank of England considers NEGATIVE interest rates

Plight of savers could get even worse as Bank of England considers NEGATIVE interest ratesDeputy governor Paul Tucker says Bank has discussed radical moveHigh street lenders would have to pay the central bank to hold their moneyMove could wipe out savings rates and inflation would ravage deposits By Rachel Rickard Straus PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 26 February 2013 Negative interest rates should be considered as an option to encourage banks to lend to small and medium-sized firms, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability said today. Paul Tucker said the dramatic move had been discussed at this month’s rate-setting meeting as an option to help fuel economic growth

The polymer pound: UK could get plastic banknotes, claims incoming Governor of the Bank of England

UK could introduce new banknotes made of plastic says incoming Bank of England governorMark Carney said bank is 'exploring a variety of options' when asked about introducing plastic notesHe said they are 'cleaner and greener' and 'good value'Also described the notes as 'better for the environment' By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 05:38 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:44 GMT, 18 February 2013 Possibility: Mark Carney, the incoming governor of the Bank of England, said the bank was 'exploring a variety of options' when asked about introducing plastic notes The incoming Bank of England governor has said he is ‘exploring’ the introduction of plastic banknotes in Britain.

NRA condemned after its astonishing response to Sandy Hook massacre calling for schools to arm themselves

'The most revolting, tone deaf statement I've ever seen.': NRA condemned after its astonishing response to Sandy Hook massacre calling for schools to arm themselvesRepublicans and Democrats unite in their criticism of the National Rifle Association after the powerful group claimed that school should have armed guards to protect against a Sandy Hook style attackNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg weigh in with their opposition to the NRA's proposalsThe statement made by the NRA's chief executive Wayne LaPierre has been called 'haunting and disturbing' | UPDATED: 12:02 GMT, 22 December 2012 Politicians and gun-control advocates have reacted with barely concealed outrage and disbelief after the National Rifle Association called for armed guards in every school and pointed the finger of blame at rap music, films and video games for firearm violence. In the hours following the highly-anticipated remarks by the NRA's chief executive Wayne LaPierre, figures from both sides of the political spectrum weighed in to disagree with his assertion that the no-weapons policies at schools put children's lives at risk. Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called the NRA's remarks 'very haunting and very disturbing' and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters on Friday that he did not agree with placing armed guards in school

Lagos becomes first African city to have its own version of Monopoly

Trading places: Lagos becomes first African city to have its own version of MonopolyMayfair makes way for Banana Island, Makoko replaces Old Kent RoadOther squares include Nigerian Stock Exchange and notorious Kirikiri jailLagos State Government hopes it will educate public about road safetyOne Chance card says: 'You've been caught driving against traffic. Report for psychiatric evaluation' | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 The makers of Monopoly have advanced to Lagos in Nigeria to launch the first African city edition of the famous board game

Prison governor removed from post following "inappropriate emails" to a female colleague

Prison governor removed from post following 'inappropriate emails' to a female colleague | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 8 December 2012 John O'Sullivan has only been governor of Manchester Prison, also known as Strangeways, since September The governor of Manchester Prison, formerly Strangeways, has been consigned to desk duties following allegations he sent rude emails to a female colleague. John O'Sullivan has only been in the job at the high security prison since September.

My sympathy for the anti capitalists: New Bank of England chief"s wife reveals her surprising views

My sympathy for the anti capitalists: New Bank of England chief's wife reveals her surprising views | UPDATED: 02:55 GMT, 28 November 2012 Power couple: Diana and her husband, the new Bank of England boss, Mark Carney For the wife of a governor of the Bank of England, Diana Carney has some surprisingly anti-capitalist views. Her Canadian husband Mark, 47, is to become the first foreigner to take the prestigious post next June – on a total pay package of 624,000 a year. Yet his British-born, privately educated wife, 46, has not only written favourably about the Occupy movement – which brought chaos to St Paul’s and the City of London last year – but has also attacked inequality and consumerism, saying ‘having more stuff does not make us happy’.