One minute he was a humble punter trying to peek up Debbie Harry's skirt at a Hammersmith Odeon gig, the next he was the owner of the venue which was to steal the Odeon's crown. If Simon Parkes' autobiography – full of raucous tales and Geezer-speak – is ever made into a film, it will be fun trying to find an actor who can do him justice. When he wants to sound hard, he can sometimes come across like Ray Winstone. But would Ray Winstone ever have banked at Coutts?
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Friday 12 April 2013
The Wu-Tang Clan are to reunite on stage in the UK this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut album Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers).
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Fears of civil disorder in capital as plans are revealed for partially state-funded ceremonial funeral, as MPs gather to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Everyone I spoke to in Brixton had a clear and political reason for being there
Monday 08 April 2013
Hundreds of cheering people held parties to “celebrate” the death of Baroness Thatcher.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Two serving and one retired Metropolitan Police officer were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Monday 11 March 2013
The Labour Party will up its attempts to win over British business with a report this week that recommends vastly improved broadband access, establishing export hubs and cutting red tape.
Monday 28 January 2013
Britain's NBA star pleads with David Cameron to restore funding to basketball
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Today's announcement that reclusive rocker David Bowie is back in business years after the world assumed he had retired will not come as a shock to anyone who has followed his career.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The movie giant Cineworld has swallowed up the arthouse group Picturehouse, making its co-founder Lyn Goleby a multimillionaire.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The Underwire festival opens this week in Brixton
Tuesday 02 October 2012
A 12-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a Tube train.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
A girl aged 14 and a boy aged 16 have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy.
Sunday 30 September 2012
Sunday 19 August 2012
Legacy hopes borne out by poll
Saturday 18 August 2012
African musicians take to Britain's railways
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist