Guns N' Roses

London is the Paradise City for the legendary band come October 13. Axl Rose and co. have announced they'll play the O2 that night. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 6 August.

Mischa Barton

The O.C. star is ready to swap LA for London, to be be with new man Ali Love and to act on the West End stage. 'She can't wait to move to London,' a pal told Heat magazine.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Poor old Staffies aren't wanted by many London dog owners. Battersea Dog Home reports that the tough-image breed forms the largest part of the 3,000 abandoned pets it put down in 2009.

Carnaval del Pueblo

Europe's biggest Latin American party comes to south London this Sunday, complete with an attempt on the world Salsa dancing record.

Winston Churchill's Chompers

The false teeth that saved the world, by helping Britain's war time leader make those stirring speeches, are up for auction today. Expected to suck in about £5k for the dentist owner.

Procter & Gamble

Deal with the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ensures Procter & Gamble is the 11th global sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics. Other global sponsors for the London Games so far are Acer, Atos Origin, Coca Cola, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa.

Fake Pound Coins

The Royal Mint admits that there are now 41 million counterfeit pound coins in circulation. With one in every 36 now fake - compared to 1 in 40 last year -they may be forced to reissue the entire denomination.

Orlando Bloom

Married Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr in a hush-hush ceremony in Los Angeles. The happy couple are set to live in his Hampstead home after their honeymoon.

James Bond's Aston Martin

The original silver DB5, the classiest car in cinema history, was back in London yesterday, for a publicity shoot ahead of going up for auction in October. Yours for about £3M.

Chelsea Vuvuzelas

Could be noisy down Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues are the only top flight London club to have ruled out a ban on the crazy fart/trumpet instruments from the World Cup.

Flying Ants

Yesterday's invasion by the little monsters is unlikely to be repeated today as the cooler weather puts paid to their evil plans for city wide domination.


The sun's shining, but, according to Selfridges, Santa is on his way. The store opens its Christmas department on 2 August, the earliest ever. 'I can see a time when we offer a Christmas collection throughout the year,' said Selfridges spokesperson.

Roxy Music

Legendary band that struck it big in the 1970s have announced their first UK tour in 10 years. They won’t get to London's O2 until 7 February 2011, but you can book tickets for the tour already.

Bob Crow

RMT union leader has backed three one-day strikes by workers on the Docklands Light Railway on 23 and 27 July and 6 August. DLR staff, says Crow, need to be 'properly compensated' for the extra work involved with the addition of a third carriage to DLR trains.

Stella McCartney

The fashion designer is to create the kit for Britain's team at the 2012 London Olympics. 'It is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity,' she said.