Rowan Atkinson

Superb as Fagin in last night's first night of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The rest of the cast weren't half bad, either. Tickets here

Parajet Skycar

Flies like a plane and drives like a car, apparently, and today it takes its first trip, a 6,000 mile charity fund-raiser from London to Timbuktu.

Prince Harry

He's done the decent thing and phoned Ahmed Raza Khan, to say sorry for calling him 'little Paki friend'.

Edwardian Environmentalists

Hundreds of climate change protesters dressed in century old-style clothes - a tribute to the suffragettes - are due at Heathrow from 7pm.

Boris Johnson

London's Mayor has admitted to being 'clobbered' with a £60 fine after failing to pay the Congestion Charge. 'I was done by my own system,' he said.

Danny Wallace

Busy times for Danny. The film of his book Yes Man has just been released and at 7pm today he's at the Apple Store on Regent Street to read from his new effort, Friends Like These.

Trafalgar Square fountains

The ponds they fill froze over last night. Temperatures are set to get warmer this evening, all the way up to -1 degrees centigrade.

Jermain Defoe

From Portsmouth to White Hart Lane in a £12 million deal. Tottenham sold the striker for half that less than a year ago.

Alexandra Burke

The X Factor winner's version of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah was the best selling single of 2008 according to the Official Charts Company. Duffy's Rockferry topped the album sales list.

Nick Cotton

Like some cockney Bad Santa, the EastEnders character everyone loves to hate is back on Christmas Day. 'Hopefully it won't ruin people's Christmas lunch,' says actor John Altman.

Alexandra Burke

The X Factor winner from Islington claimed the Christmas number one spot with her take on Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Jeff Buckley's attempt is at number two, Cohen's original stands at 36 but the best version - the one used in Shrek by John Cale - is nowhere.

High School Musical on Ice

Just in - a special offer for this special take on the mega-popular cinema hit. Christmas time tickets are now available for only £12 a pop, for 26, 27 and 29 December. Treat yourself to some icy fun here.

London School of Economics

Now ranked above both Oxford and Cambridge for its research, according to a study for The Independent. The LSE was below the famous pair when the survey was last conducted seven years ago.

John Macdonald

The civil engineer has found what made the Millennium Bridge wobble so much when it opened in 2000. He says pedestrians adjusting their balance were to blame as they created loads of tiny forces.

David Haye

The fighter from Bermondsey is set to take on Vitali Klitschko in London in June for the WBC World Heavyweight Boxing championship. 'This is going to be the biggest fight since Lewis and Tyson,' he said.