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La traviata

There's a free, live screening of Verdi's opera set in 19th century Paris at 7pm this evening on Trafalgar Square, beamed from the nearby Royal Opera House, directed by Richard Eyre. Tickets for the regular performances here.

The World's No.1 City for Business

That's London, which for the first time has hit the top spot in PwC's annual index of 30 major cities, taking the title from New York. New tech investment seems to have done the trick.

Tom Cruise

Hot on the heels of news that Tom cruised to a London burlesque club comes the International London Burlesque Festival, featuring over 100 performers with names like Hazel Honeysuckle and Advotia the Russian Doll. Runs until 25 May.

Lily Allen

She was offered the role of Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, opposite her brother Alfie, but passed on the part when the incest plot line was revealed. 'He would have touched me up,' she said.

Harry Potter

He won't be in it himself, but Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spin-off from Potter's adventures, has a release date and a very specific one at that - 18 November 2016. 'The story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway,' said JK Rowling, who is writing the movie.

Underground Ring Road

London Mayor Boris Johnson plans a 22-mile, £30 billion, loop beneath the streets and river, connecting Camden and Battersea, the Elephant and Highbury.

Tony Hancock

The late comedy legend has been awarded a blue plaque on what would have been his 90th birthday. Hancock's memorial can be found at 20 Queen's Gate Place, Kensington, where he lived in the 50s.

Harry Potter

He's coming back to London, but this time not on platform 9 and 3/4 at King's Cross, but on the West End stage. Author JK Rowling is set to produce a play based on Potter's early life when his parents were murdered.

Dippy the Diplodocus

Could be shifted from the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum as part of a revamp part-funded by a £5 million donation from a hedge fund billionaire. 'Dippy has not always been there,' said museum director Dr Michael Dixon.

Katie Price

The pregnant celeb is to divorce husband Kieran Hayler after discovering he was having an affair with her best friend, Jane Pountney. 'No human being deserves this,' said Price. 'She is a whore, home wrecker slut'.

Miley Cyrus

The twerking expert is in town for a show at the O2 Arena tonight. Following an illness she says she's 'so f***innngggg HAPPY to be back'.

Genesis Cinema

Starting on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May, the Genesis on Mile End Road throws a 15th birthday party with a week of free films, all released in 1999, including American Pie, The Blair Witch Project and Fight Club.

Jennifer Lawrence

No sooner does the star who's sick of Hollywood move to London, than she's named the World's Sexiest Woman. Can't be a coincidence.

Cressida Bonas

The London-based marketing junior has split up with Prince Harry. Buckingham Palace sources say the break is 'amicable' and that the former couple 'remain the best of friends'. Harry also wants it to be known that Bonas was not too 'needy'.

Jennifer Lawrence

The American movie star and English boyfriend Nicholas Hoult have bought their first home together, a tasty house in St John's Wood. 'Jen loves the English way of life,' an insider told The Sun. 'It makes sense to look into buying somewhere."