Londoner

Brian Padddick

The former Met police high-up has been chosen as the Liberal Democrat candidate in next year's election for London Mayor

London Overground

The new line born from the ashes of the various bits and pieces of London's railways is officially opened today by Ken Livingstone

The Lord Mayor's Show

6,000 participants start the procession of traditional floats from Mansion House at 11.00am. Fireworks start at 5.00pm, best seen from the South Bank.

Leona Lewis

The X Factor winner turned on the Oxford Street Christmas lights yesterday

St Pancras Station

Today the Queen opens the newly refurbished station, soon to be home to the Eurostar Channel Tunnel train

Hyde Park Pyramid

The 15 metre high, multi-coloured structure is there to publicise of the upcoming Tutankhamun exhibition.

Chewing Gum

Might be taxed by up to 25p a packet to pay for cleaning bills if a proposal by London Councils gets the go-ahead

Mystery Royal

A case involving cocaine, gay sex and blackmail lacks only the name of the main character.

Juande Ramos

Favourite to become Tottenham manager after the sacking of Martin Jol

Chantelle Houghton

The dippy Big Brother contestant has bagged over UKP1 million in the year following her appearance on the show

Banksy

The controversial artist has work on sale at Bonhams auction today, with prices likely to go up to UKP80,000.

Private Schools

More Londoners than ever are sending their kids private, according to new figures. In Kensington and Chelsea more than 45 per cent of kids avoid the state sector.

Lewis Hamilton

A first corner Scuderia sandwich and sixth lap gearbox glitch scupper the rookie's F1 title bid in Brazil, subject to a FIA appeal against the fuel used by Williams and BMW.

England and South Africa

It seems like there are almost as many SA rugby fans in London's bars as England ones. So, good luck to them both for the World Cup final.

London Ambulance Service

Rated the best in the country by the Healthcare Commission.