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coalThe media have been reflecting on the life of Denis Healey following his death at the age of 98. One of the most recognisable of Britain's money men, Healey was Chancellor of the Exchequer for five of the British economy's most difficult years in the 1970s.

He famously took out a loan from the International Monetary Fund. It later became my job to advise HM Treasury on the management of that loan.

The conflicting pressures on Healey as Chancellor were intense. He coped with them by drawing on what he called his "hinterland". He kept economics in perspective by keeping alive his passions for music, art, poetry and crime fiction. Money matters were for him always part of a bigger picture.

Read more: Good money week – an ethical hinterland

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We celebrate the work and outstanding achievements of longstanding Church Related Community Worker (CRCW) minister Graham Ghaleb, who, on 31 October, retires after 28 years of service to the United Reformed Church through the CRCW ministry.

Since 1987 Graham has worked in a number of roles which included being a CRCW Development Worker from 1992 to 1998.

Read more: Community worker Graham Ghaleb retires

A set of free resources to help set up businesses in rural areas is now available from the Arthur Rank centre.

Germinate Enterprise is a six-session business start-up course that helps participants to decide whether to start a business, what the right business is for them and whether their idea is viable.

The Arthur Rank Centre, which supports rural church communities throughout the UK, is looking for 1,000 people to lead the programme once a year in their area.

Refugees from DR Congo board a UNHCR truck in Rwanda © Graham HollidayRefugees from DR Congo board a UNHCR truck in Rwanda © Graham Holliday

Globalisation has created a traffic of people across the globe. Much of it the vast throng of people leaving and arriving in new countries, contributing to the intricate network of inter-related economies.

However, there are flows of migration which are infinitely messier and have none of the characteristics of movement by choice and good planning.

Read more: Freedom Sunday 18 October