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GOOD OLD Malcolm McLaren has surfaced again, and, as happens whenever he does so, reminds you of how much things have changed since his glorious heyday. He's come back to our attention in a way that any practised observer of celebrity politics ought to have been able to predict. The man credited with inventing punk, all those years ago, has decided that he's going to be running for Mayor of London, and has popped up to tout his manifesto all over town.

Our contributors predict fireworks tonight

..IT'S GUY Fawkes Night tonight, so I hope you will all be extra careful with your fireworks. No reason not to have fun, of course, but every reason to take precautions. That's why this year there is a public campaign to raise firework safety awareness, which I subscribe to, and many public figures have made their own personal statements in connection with safety on this festive day. In order to help all I can, I am bringing you today just a few of these personal firework mission statements from the celebrities connected with the cause. Please listen to what they have to say.

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