An selection of the artist's work taken from from walls goes on view at the ME Hotel in Covent Garden from today, 24.04.14. Called Stealing Banksy, the exhibition features Girl With Balloon, Liverpool Rat and No Ball Games.

William Shakespeare

To celebrate the writer's 450th birthday, Shakespeare Week starts today with a series of events at the Guildhall Library. The first event this afternoon looks at theatre in London in the 'glorious period' of the 16th and 17th centuries.


To play the Royal Albert Hall on 1 July in support of upcoming album Ghost Stories. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, 19 April from 9am. One of the new songs, Another's Arms, is thought to refer to the reason behind singer Chris Martin's break-up with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Cheryl Cole

The new/old X Factor judge trademarks her name as a brand. Among the products planned for the CC line include hair-removal lotion and a 'fragrant wax for use in potpourri burners'. 'She will once again become one of the most popular and talked about female celebs in Britain,' predicts a source.

Edna Dore

The actress who played matriarch Mo Butcher in EastEnders
has died, aged 92. Among many other roles on stage and screen, Dore starred in The Bill and a succession of Mike Leigh films. 'She swore like a trooper and smoked like a chimney,' said Leigh.

Natalie Dormer

The star who plays Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones took time out from getting ready for last night's royal wedding to run in the London Marathon. So fast did she bolt from sadistic King Godfey that Dormer completed the course in three hours and 50 minutes, raising thousands for Barnardo's along the way.


The run-up to Easter is as good a time as any to have a chocolate festival and sure enough, there's a big one on this weekend at the Business Design Centre on Upper Street. Chocolate eggs, chocolate drinks, free choco tastes and music all feature. The Chocolate Festival starts Friday and runs until Sunday afternoon.

Wunsy the Crime Fighting Parrot

The African grey stopped an attack on its owner in a park in Hendon. 'Although the parrot came to her rescue, we are keen to trace the suspect and prevent him from attacking anybody else,' squawked a police spokesperson.

Sir Tom Jones

The Welsh sex bomb is to sing at this year's British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park, on 13 July. 'I love playing in Hyde Park,' said Jones, who joins a stellar line up including Tom Odell, Scouting For Girls and 10cc. Tickets here.

Victoria Beckham

In the early stages of getting AIDS job at the UN, following a trip to South Africa. According the The Sun, Posh Spice will work with UNAIDS as a goodwill ambassador. 'She wants to give back by doing what she can,' a source said.

Benedict Cumberbatch

To play Richard III just like his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman. While Freeman tries to swap his kingdom for a horse in the Trafalgar Studios production of Shakespeare's classic, Cumberbatch is to take on the role for BBC TV.

Olympic Park

This Saturday, 05.04.14, sees the grand opening of large parts of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with thousands expected to try out the greenery, the water and the 114.5m high ArcelorMittal Orbit tower.

Nigella Lawson

The celebrity chef was stopped by security from boarding a first class Heathrow-Los Angeles flight, probably due to her previous cocaine habit. 'She did not look happy,' said a witness.

Kiefer Sutherland

The 24 star was shocked by the London traffic when filming the new series. 'I forgot how intense it is, it makes the roads in LA look empty,' he said. On top of that, he also found it hard to catch a Tube train, according to the latest promo.

Frankie Knuckles

The legendary Godfather of House has died, aged 59, at his home in Chicago. His last job was here in London, on Saturday night at the Ministry of Sound.