Sex Workers

The second running of the London Sex Worker Film Festival takes place at the Rio cinema this weekend - a timely event given latest reports that many of London's 3,000 slaves are forced into prostitution.

Rob da Bank

The Radio 1 DJ is to launch a new London Electronic Arts Festival next month, with appearances from Giorgio Moroder, New Order and William Orbit. LEAF takes place mostly in Shoreditch and runs from 7-10 November.

David Bowie

Voted the best-dressed Briton in history by readers of BBC History Magazine, who appear to favour over-the-top fashion icons as they placed rival fancy dresser Queen Elizabeth I second in the poll.

Natalie Cassidy

She'll be back in January as Sonia Fowler on EastEnders. 'I am extremely excited to be making a full-time return,' said Cassidy, 30, who's been out of the soap for seven years. 'I feel so lucky as an actress to get back to my roots.'


Took the Tube (Jubilee line from Waterloo - North Greenwich) to his gig at the O2 on Saturday. Along for the ride were Coldplay's Chris Martin and Timbaland, who played live with Jay-Z on Heart of the City (Ain't No Love).


London visitor numbers are up 7.7% on last year, according to official stats. Tourist spending rose by 12.4% to £4.9 billion, which works out at £590 per Londoner. 'These fantastic figures are yet another testament to the Olympic legacy,' said London Mayor Bori Johnson.

Susanna Reid

The BBC Breakfast star from Croydon is sharing naked tanning sessions with fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Vanessa Felz. 'She was starkers. I was starkers,' said Feltz. 'We are chatting away. No-one seems to care less. It's very liberating.'

David Beckham

Gave himself a 6% pay rise from his image rights company, to bring in £14.1 million, almost half the former footballer's total earnings of £29 million ($47M). The Beckhams also sold their mansion, dubbed Beckingham Palace, for £12 million recently.

Alesha Dixon

The Britain's Got Talent judge and former Mis-Teeq singer gave birth to a baby girl named Azura Sienna last week. She's just announced the news on Twitter. 'I'm elated and over the moon,' she reports, possibly still under the influence of the gas and air.

Naomi Campbell

The supermodel from Streatham plans to open a chain of gyms across London, but, in a twist to the usual procedure, you'll have to get fit BEFORE you join. 'Each applicant will [have to] meet a strict criteria,' said a source.

Michael Owen

'I am absolutely delighted to be Oxford Circus,' said the former England striker, who's been assigned the busy station in a new football version of the Tube map, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of both London Underground an the Football Association.

Melati the tiger

One of the Sumatran tiger's at London Zoo's new Tiger Territory area, she's given birth to a cub and the whole event is available on video. 'So far she’s proving to be a doting mum,' said a spokesperson. Dad Jae Jae is reportedly leaving her to it.

Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch

Topped the polls for Sexist Movie Stars on Earth, as voted by readers of film magazine Empire. Scarlett Johansson was second in the women's list, followed by Jennifer Lawrence, with Tom Hiddleston and Henry Cavill taking runner-up and bronze medal in the men's.

Danny Dyer

'I cannot wait to become part of the East End family,' said The Football Factory actor after landing the role of Queen Vic pub landlord on EastEnders. Dyer is due to pull his first pint of Luxford and Copley - the BBC soap's fictional beer - at Christmas time.

Taylor Swift

The pop-country star has announced dates at the O2 early next year as part of her on-going world tour. Swift plays the Greenwich venue on 1, 2 and 4 of February 2013. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 4 October.