Extra, Extra

By Rob Last edited 149 months ago
Extra, Extra
  • Today Ken launched his Valuing Older People initiative, designed to challenge "stereotypes of older people and provide a framework to develop a city in which older Londoners have the support they need to lead active, healthy and independent lives." The campaign was launched with the help of Richard 'famous for playing the most stereotypical pensioner ever' Wilson.
  • Ken's a busy man: The Times takes a look at the Mayor's £1bn plans for the Oxford Street 'shopping zone'.
  • But there is come competiton, plans were unveiled today for The Westfield Centre in White City, which will cost £1.6bn and will be Greater London's biggest shopping center.
  • Talking of large London erections: Swiss Re might be selling off the Gherkin (although they're not moving out).
  • The woman 'plucked from obscurity' to be play Maria in the Sound of Music is getting all diva-ish, she wants to perform in every show.
  • Image courtesy of alexbynature via the Londonist flickr group.

    Last Updated 18 September 2006