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Cheryl Cole

She's out of intensive care, but she's also out of the V Festival and X Factor shows following a bout of malaria that reportedly left her close to death.

The Sting, Regent Street

Thousands turned up on Thursday for the opening of the latest youth fashion shop that comes across a bit like Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister. 11,000 people had earlier applied for the 140 jobs available.

Whoopi Goldberg

To join the London Palladium Sister Act cast on 10 August for a three week spell. Not in her film role, Deloris Van Cartier, but as the Mother Superior.

Coutts the bankers

Unless you have £250,000 swilling around, they'll charge you £150 every quarter. A bit sniffy for a bank owned by the taxpayer. Coutts wouldn't say if their most famous customer, the Queen, was liable for the new charge.

Coutts the bankers

Unless you have £250,000 swilling around, they'll now charge you £150 every quarter. A bit sniffy for a bank owned by the taxpayer. Coutts wouldn't say if their most famous customer, the Queen, was liable for the new charge.

Cheryl Cole

The X Factor that's made her ill is malaria, it has now emerged, caught on a trip to Tanzania with new man Derek Hough. She's now being treated in London's private Cromwell Clinic.

Princess Diana's Hair

Used to make jam - apparently it tastes like condensed milk - as part of a surrealist art show at the Barbican.

Russell Brand

Banned by fiancee Katy Perry from living in London. 'I'm clinging to California,' she said, citing her sun-driven serotonin levels as the reason for her thumbs down for our city.

Elizabeth Taylor

A portrait by Andy Warhol of the woman known, in the mid-20th century, as the most beautiful in the world fetched £6.7M at Christie's in St James, London yesterday.

Soho Twitters

They're the number one in London, according to a new Twitter-o-Meter, which maps Twitter traffic across town. Outside the West End, areas like Battersea, Hackney and Peckham score highly.

Harry Redknapp or Roy Hodgson

The Tottenham boss wants to succeed Fabio Capello. 'Who wouldn't want to manage England?' he said. The answer to that might be Redknapp's main rival Hodgson, as he's also being chased by Liverpool and that's possibly the reason Harry posed the question, show-your-hand style.

Wimbledon Ticket Touts

Prices can reach as high as £20k each, especially if Andy Murray does well. Police move touts on, but they are not illegal. As one told the BBC: 'I'm not a criminal or a paedophile - I just do tickets at Wimbledon'.

Dr Who's Tardis

Sold for £10,000 at a Bonham's auction. Bargain compared to a trip on Richard Branson's planned tourist space flghts at £100,000. Or, if you fancy a Space Shuttle, that'd be £1 billion.

Amy Winehouse

It's bye-bye Blake Fielder-Civil as the Rehab singer invites new man Reg Traviss to move into her Camden house. 'Amy and Reg are totally loved up,' said a source. 'She doesn't want to live there on her own'.

Harrods

The famous Knightsbridge store is to offer its staff BA degrees in the 'art of selling' featuring human behaviour, psychology and how to make people buy more than a green plastic bag.