Royal Bank of Scotland bankers

The lucky lot are ready to pay themselves huge bonuses, despite losing billions and now being subbed by the taxpayer.

Carol Thatcher

The broadcaster and ex-Prime Minister's daughter has been sacked from the BBC's The One Show for calling an unnamed tennis star a "golliwog".

Robbie Keane

Back at Tottenham after a six month spell at Liverpool, the striker's first game for his new/old club is likely to against local rivals Arsnal this weekend.

Snow Men

They've invaded, thanks to the heaviest snow falls in London for 18 years, with more promised today. Best to check before you travel.

John Martyn

Pioneer of the 60s London folk scene and much more besides, has died, aged 60. Possibly his most famous song is the haunting May You Never.

Lord Carter

As Minister for Communications, he's the man with the £50 billion plan, announced today, to pump broadband into every home in the country by 2012.

Sir Paul Stephenson

Named London's new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Previously, he was deputy to the previous chief, Sir Ian Blair.

The Kray Twins

Artefacts linked to the infamous 60s East End gangsters fetched £100k at auction yesterday, with Ronnie's cufflinks claiming top price at £15k.

The Ox

It's Chinese New Year today, bringing in the year of the Ox, who has told us to wish everyone Gung Hay Fat Choy. London's main celebrations take place next weekend.


The artist went naked for the launch of her new show - Atomic Forms and Their Corruptions - at the Tenderpixel Gallery. We have some visual evidence here. The show runs until 10 February.


They're having a hard time of it, according to the latest Met police figures, which show gun offences have fallen by 26 and knife crime by 12 per cent in the last year.

Gordon Brown

Hopes the British PM would be the first foreign leader to meet new US President Barack Obama look to have been dashed. The bookies make Afghan head Harmid Karzai favourite, with both Angela Merkel (Germany) and Nicolas Sarkozy (France) in front of our man.

Kelly Brook

Sacked after just six days into her job as judge on Britain's Got Talent.

Tony Hart

The veteran of kids TV has died, aged 83. Hart brought the world plasticine man Morph and his shows included Take Hart, Hart Beat and Vision On.

The Astoria

One of London's best live music venues closed its doors for the last time Thursday night, with Good Shoes providing the final performance. 'This place is going to be knocked down and and turned into a railway station,' said lead singer Rhys Jones. 'What can we do? What can we do?'