Colin Stagg

Has been awarded £700,000 in compensation for being wrongfully accused by police of murdering Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in 1992.

Team GB

The Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing today is expected to draw a TV audience of four billion. Here's hoping the Brits take home plenty of golds this year!

Shaddow puppets

These tiny creatures will take centre stage for an East Asian theatre company's performance at the Trafalgar Square Festival, which starts today with inspiration from the Beijing Olympics.

Bianca Jagger

Mick's former wife - an international human-rights activist - will discuss nuclear disarmament tonight at Somerset House after a screening of Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove. Today is the 63rd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.

Paula Radcliffe

This marathon runner, who set world records in 2002 and 2003, is set to run in Beijing. Who cares about the poisonous spider bite and stress fracture to her leg?

Hadley Freeman

The ever-helpful fashion guru has urged Gordon Brown to 'get with the fricking programme' and dress like Barack Obama.


Who knew, but it's International Clown Week. Canary Wharf is hosting a free two-day children's circus to celebrate the funny (or creepy) jokesters.


Superdrug will now offer Pete Wentz-style men's eye makeup for £6.50. If the kohl pencils - and 'Manscara' - do well, lip balm and cover sticks are coming soon.

Gary McKinnon

This hacker broke into top-secret US military computers in 2001 and 2002, supposedly researching UFOs. The Law Lords decided today that he'll be extradited to the States (by plane, not spaceship) to stand trial.

Plastic Bags

New legislation could force retailers to charge customers up to 10p for each disposable carrier. Since Marks & Spencer imposed a 5p charge this year, it's given out 80 percent less of the eco-unfriendly guys.

City Airport

The thumbs up is expected to be given on Wednesday for the Dockland's airport to increase by 50 per cent the number of its flights.

Tap Water

In new Drinking Water Inspectorate (yes it really exists) stats, London's H20 was ranked best of British. Cheers!


At least 1,000 containers and their drivers have converged on London to protest againt diesel price and tax rates.

Greenwich Big Wheel

Was meant to open tomorrow, but has now been put back to later on this summer.

Rise Festival

Mayor Boris Johnson has said next month's version of the annual anti-racist shindig will go ahead, minus the anti-racism bit. Stand by for the Tower of London without the tower.