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News The incident happened at the Leicester Square Premier Inn

The twenty-year-old also urinated on the Premier Inn floor and racially abused a staff member. He told the judge: “I really am truly ashamed of myself”

Fans clash in central London

Hundreds of rival football fans clashed in Trafalgar Square last night, disrupting the centre of London after the England-Scotland football match, writes Matthew Brace.

Capital return by radio station

Sparkling results from Capital Radio have put UK commercial radio solidly in the media spotlight - and with good reason. Radio has doubled its share of national advertising to about 4 per cent in only three years, and has room to grow. Capital, one of the largest and best-managed radio companies, is taking full advantage, reporting pre-tax profits of pounds 26.5m in the year to September, up 48 per cent.

What is this? Has he sighted my doppelganger hanging out on the King's Road, pinching my parking meters on her way to buy light bulbs?

I arrive at a central London salon to get my hair cut. Except the receptionist tells me thatmy appointment was cancelled earlier that morning. By me.

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TICKET OFFER: JUDGE DREDD

Everywhere you look this summer, the superheroes are taking over the big screen: Tank Girl, Batman Forever and now, Judge Dredd. The film opens here on 21 July, with the fascist, steel-jawed law enforcer played by Sly Stallone. But there is one pair of tickets to be won to the Radio 1 premiere of the movie at the Empire Leicester Square on 19 July. These include an invitation to the celebrity launch party straight after the movie at the GLC building. Tickets are courtesy of the Pepsi Challenge taste test which is currently touring the UK and returns to London at the end of August.

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Life is just a bar of cherries

Simon Davies meets a young David who is beating the fruit machine Golia ths at their own game - or does he just think he's winning?

Where shall we meet?: Le Beaujolais WC2

Question: where do I find a nice wine bar near Leicester Square?

Hotel facelift

The Pastoria Hotel, Leicester Square, has been acquired by the neighbouring Hampshire Hotel and will be upgraded.

Centrefold: Street theatre: Beware low-flying luvvies in Leicester Square

All hell breaks loose in Leicester Square at 10.30am on Saturday with The Fair on the Square. Entertainment is being laid on thick and fast, climaxing at noon with the start of the '3rd Great Theatreland Bedrace. Under the beady eye of compere Gary Copacabana Wilmot, costumed teams from every show from Phantom of the Opera to The Mousetrap will be racing hospital beds around the square in a series of nail-biting heats (right). In last year's final, Crazy for You musical director Jae Alexander was pushing a bed. 'I've great shoulders from all the conducting, but nothing else. It nearly killed me.'

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Where shall we meet?: I can't believe it's yoghurt

If the choice is between eating cardboard and enjoying ourselves, most of us would choose the latter. Frozen yoghurt falls somewhere between these two, being intrinsically better for you than ice-cream and, here at least, coming in the essential Rocky Road and peanut butter crunch varieties and served by staff who show no emotion when you demand butterscotch sauce on top. It's also on the less rowdy side of Leicester Square, so the outside tables are habitable. After a bowlful you might still be thin enough to get into String-fellows. And a semi-reliable source claims frozen yoghurt was invented by an Iranian.

Crackdown nets 14,000 call-girl cards

A total of 14,000 cards advertising the services of prostitutes were recovered from Covent Garden and Leicester Square payphone kiosks during a four-day clean-up operation.
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