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Crayfish v. Crayfish

Red swamp crayfish from America are on the attack against true-born white-clawed crayfish in Regent's Canal. The authorities are tackling the invader with the best weapon they have - research, to 'improve our understanding of how different species of crayfish will interact,' said Laura Cross of King's College London.

Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty

She's asked him to move into her Camden home. 'Pals are worried,' said a source. Not half as worried as they will be when George Michael shows up after rehab.

Lily Allen

Declares herself 'heartbroken' at the Pakistan cricket betting scandal. 'If these allegations are true this is terribly disappointing,' Allen told her Twitter followers. 'It's the kids I feel sorry for.'

British Airways

Forced to apologise after an automated announcement on a flight from Heathrow to Hong Kong advised passengers: "This is an emergency. We may shortly need to make an emergency landing on water." Cabin crew immediately re-assured them that the message was false said the airline.

Asil Nadir

Who has returned to London from Cyprus to face a series of fraud charges related to the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire in the 1990s

Baby Cameron

PM David Cameron and his wife Samantha have announced the birth of their baby girl. Weighing in at 6lb, 1oz, infant and mother are doing well. They join the Blairs in the very rare club of Prime Ministerial families who have had babies while serving in Downing Street.

Tower 42

The office building - formerly known as the Nat West Tower - has been taken off the market by its current owners, who cited an inflow of funds that will help it improve the property.

William Gallas

The former Arsenal captain has reportedly agreed terms to join north London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said: "It's not like we would be signing Tony Adams. He's a good player and he would be a very useful addition to our squad."

Oona King

If Boris Johnson ever becomes Prime Mininster, "there would be a level of shame attached to our country that would be irredeemable" says his London Mayoral rival.

Operation Razorback

The Met's pre-Carnival crackdown netted three arrests following dawn raids on ten homes in Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Fulham this morning. 72 people have been arrested and drugs and weapons seized since 2 August 2010 say police.

Ashley Cole

More Twitter trouble for the Chelsea footballer. His girlfriend Sarah Purnell told the world: 'The may fair hotel last night was tooo messy :) just woke up from last nights antics – lifes a flirt ;p xx.'

Madonna

52 today, the Queen of Pop celebrated her birthday on the weekend with a £100,000 bash at Shoreditch House, east London.

George Michael

Legal experts say the singer faces three months in prison if convicted of the drugs 'n' driving charge he was hit with on Thursday. It would be the ex-Wham! man's third similar offence.

Natasha Kaplinsky

All change at Five, where their high-paid newsreader -currently on maternity leave - is apparently ready to quit and the broadcaster itself is to change its name to, wait for it, Channel Five.

Naomi Campbell

Diamondgate shines on, with the Streatham-bred supermodel pointing out she has 'no motive here, nothing to gain' from the war crimes case. Unlike others testifying against her, is the implication.