- Police call-handler arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.
- Cameron talks austerity at Lord Mayor's Banquet. Business Insider has a handy guide to all the ridiculous gold things he's surrounded by.
- A cyber war game is currently taking place in London banks.
- One of London's oldest trees is dying.
- Rich people: a new scheme to help you buy that second home.
- Too many new homes are aimed at the wealthy, says report (and basic observation skills).
- New figures show a 9.4% rise in London property prices in the year to September. What this means for a typical Londoner: If you held property worth £0 at the start of the year, it's still worth £0.
- HS2 will 'rebalance UK wealth' says Heseltine. 'Not particularly good value', says LSE professor.
- Night flights for at least another four years.
- A bank vault said to have been used in the film Goldfinger is to be turned into a bar. Thing is, Bond experts say it's all nonsense and the vault was never used in the film.
- Museums are feeling the financial heat.
- Meanwhile, Croydon Council is kicked out of the Museums Association following its decision to sell off local museum exhibits.
- Thinking of joining the auditions for the new Star Wars film? Hold your tauntauns — the plans are changing following a big turnout in Bristol.
- Heston Blumenthal to open a Heathrow restaurant.
- Odd story of the day: David Dimbleby gets a scorpion tattoo in the East End.
- John Lewis to anchor the £1 billion extension to Shepherd's Bush Westfield.