Celebrating the top spot of their new album Four in the midweek charts, Bloc Party announced this intimate show at Birthdays in Dalston on Twitter. Stating that it would be free and on a first-come, first-served basis, the bar recommended that Bloc’s numerous fans not attempt to camp overnight but from 8am the next day they were already queuing for the show.
Both the indoor and much-trivialised beach version of the sport can prosper after the Games
Spectators travelling to the Games today have been affected by delays on three Tube lines.
Great Britain's women were unable to back-up their historic Olympic win over Algeria by beating Italy today, with the World Cup champions proving that experience and pedigree can be far more valuable than enthusiasm.
The bugle heard by British cavalrymen as they thundered into Russian gunfire during the Charge of the Light Brigade is to be sounded once again.
Chelsea have announced that they will ask the 12,000 shareholders of Chelsea Pitch Owners to sell back the freehold of the pitch and four stands to the club in order that – should the decision to build a new stadium be taken – they can sell the Stamford Bridge site.
In Earls Court: I'm looking through the window and can see a green square with children playing in it.
50 tickets to be won
Thank you for the music (but not so sure about the interactive Abba holograms)
For more than 70 years its striking art deco entrance has towered over the surrounding area. Millions of people have traipsed through its doors on their way to events as varied as beer festivals and the Brit Awards. But once the 2012 Olympics is over, London’s Earls Court exhibition centre will be flattened.
The Independent Traveller and Wanderlust magazine have once again teamed up to present the Travel Photo of the Year competition. The winners get the chance to see their shots printed in The Independent Traveller and Wanderlust, as well as receiving a photographic commission to Ecuador, and Nikon camera equipment.
Graduation to most of us meant rented gowns trimmed with itchy fake fur, worn in the summer sun while queuing up to be photographed holding a rolled-up piece of paper. These images then duly haunt you forever, gazing down from proud relatives' mantelpieces. But for fashion graduates, it's a very different story: the only gowns involved are worthy of the red carpet, and pictures are taken by catwalk pros rather than "watch the birdie" amateurs.
As unheralded arrivals go, it hardly ranked with the parachute landings and jet-ski leaps that might have satisfied James Bond. But the London Book Fair still staged a small turn-up for its own appointments book yesterday. The latest chronicler of 007 encountered another sort of chief: not M, but PM.