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Londoner’s Diary: Boris’s ex-wife not short of memoir material

In today’s Diary: New memoir from Boris’s ex? / Sir Lenny on Luther / Rap blunder from new deputy PM / Starmer’s night off / Dinner with Kate Moss

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Londoner’s Diary: Clive Myrie hits back at BBC critics

In today’s Diary: Myrie defends Auntie / Boris bonds with Ukraine / We meet man tipped for cabinet in Tesco / Fiennes hints at rebellion against Putin’s war / Bold looks at Bowie premiere

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Londoner’s Diary: Chelsea Lodge party leaves a very nasty taste

In today’s Diary: Chelsea brunch leaves a very nasty taste / Keir Starmer’s fundraising woes / Keith Allen’s cheesy musical / Daisy Waugh becomes a yogi / Stars come out for Banksy

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Londoner’s Diary: Soho hotting up again with return of sex empire

In today’s Diary: Soho sex club returns / Sopel takes a dig at the Beeb / Difficult second date for Sunak / Idris Elba brings it home / Put prince out to pasture, says author / A fitting tribute at the Proms

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Londoner’s Diary: Gary Lineker sewage remarks kick up stink at the BBC

In today’s Diary: BBC colleague bashes Gary Lineker’s tweets / Why the French will like Chagos Islands book / What next for Matt Hancock? / Hugh Bonneville’s latest villain / William Orbit to make noise in Venice

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Londoner’s Diary: Cancelling Russian art ‘stupid’, says Ralph Fiennes

In today’s Diary: Ralph Fiennes on Russia / Laura Kuenssberg in Vogue / Pity Bond, says 007 author / Tom Hiddleston incognito at Zawe Ashton screening / Tories’ Lib Dem love-in

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Londoner’s Diary: Rumours of a return to The Times for Michael Gove

In today’s Diary: Gove going to The Times? / Iannucci’s Partygate poetry / Noel Clarke’s new script / Stars at the showjumping / The Johnsons talk sewage

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Londoner’s Diary: Patrice Evra says toxic males thrive in football

In today’s Diary: Patrice Evra speaks out / Actor hears ABBA musical’s SOS / Ukraine art show pulled / Stars descend on the Southbank

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Londoner’s Diary: Keir Starmer suffers fresh attack from the Left

In today’s Diary: Lefties attack Starmer / Theatres fear price hike / Stallone’s new film / Celebs love Stranger Things / Dr Ranj’s health warning

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Londoner’s Diary: Cripes! Removals van damages Downing Street gate

In today’s Diary: A van crash outside No10 / BBC chair’s son at OnlyFans / A dystopian new play / Stars gather in Ibiza

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Londoner’s Diary: Does return of the capital’s restaurant King beckon?

In today’s Diary: Will Wolseley’s Jeremy King return? / Angela’s booze stash / Corbyn returns with a bang / Game of Thrones prequel premiere / Rowling vs Harris clash

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Londoner’s Diary: Curator takes to the road to collect Ukrainian art

In today’s Diary: Ukraine art dash / Matt Smith gets a cut / Chris Martin’s love woes / Lifesize elephants drawing show / Stars quit social media / Lineker drinks with ex

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Londoner’s Diary: Inside Ibiza - the VIPs, parties and places to be

Ibiza’s glossy set starts to party / Jaime Winstone talks Peggy Mitchell / Coldplay drummer enjoys pint before six night Wembley stint

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Londoner’s Diary: Vince Cable considers future Lib Dem coalitions

In today’s Diary: Cable says 2010 coalition not a mistake / Rory Stewart fears Alastair Campbell split / Raymond Briggs tribute / Unofficial Bridgerton musical cancelled / Raymond Briggs tribute / Cricket tour goes quiet

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Londoner’s Diary: Royal storm over ‘forced’ Chelsea nightclub closure

In today’s Diary: Chelsea’s 151 Club in landlord row / Rishi Sunak tests stand-up material / Diana: the Musical stars admit flop / Florence Given book launch

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Londoner’s Diary: Touring politicians on sticky wicket as crisis looms

In today’s Diary: MPs and Lords on Jamaican cricket tour / Labour MP teams up with unions in campaign / In defence of intimacy coordinators / Ibiza party / Olivia Newton-John tribute

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Londoner’s Diary: Return of Benin bronzes turns heat up on the BM

In today’s Diary: Pressure on BM over bronzes / How close is Gordon Brown to Starmer? / Bond’s 60th bday / Blenheim and Wilderness parties / Nigel Farage’s right wing weekend

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Londoner’s Diary: ‘Actors Centre must still be place to take risks’

In today’s Diary: Sheila Hancock says that the soul of the Actors Centre must be preserved / Luke Pollard won’t miss MPs in Lycra / Milton Jones is no James Bond

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Londoner’s Diary: Capital rallies behind new Ukrainian restaurant

In today’s Diary: Ukranian restaurant to open in Earl’s Court / Talk TV viewing issues / No help from Gov for Jersey Boys / Sienna shows support for Tom

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Londoner’s Diary: Pa Salieu’s Games show axed over ‘background check’

Today’s Diary: Pa Salieu cut from Commonwealth ceremony / Truss’s failed attempt to woo Tory group / Ballet in ‘crisis’ after Brexit / Jones calls for end to trans bashing

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Londoner’s Diary: ‘Repair Parliament now before it costs fortune’

In today’s Diary: Parliament repairs costs keep going up / Lisa Nandy’s No 10 jokes / Gok Wan wishes for “feel good” TV / Prue Leith wishes to block Truss / Sister Act musical... with a dog

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Londoner's Diary: Chef Handling called 'disgrace' in Frog name row

Today’s Diary: Michelin-starred chef in copyright dispute / Daisy Edgar-Jones reveals how she got her skill for accents / What will become of Rishi’s side projects? / London-born Booker nominee tells us how she celebrated

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Sex-positive nightclub forced to move venue

In Today’s Diary: Sex-positive nightclub forced to move venue/ Starmer gets lost in music/Sonali Bhattacharyya gets to crunch point/ Sranger Things’ Joseph Quinn detained/ Stars out in force for Flack Stock

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Londoner’s Diary: Carlos Acosta on the pandemic’s heavy toll on ballet

In today’s Diary: Carlos Acosta on lack of ballet talent / Luciana Berger and stand up / Kate Moss’s new model / Kenyan paper backs Rishi Sunak / Podcast awards celebrate Deborah James

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Londoner’s Diary: Notting Hill Carnival CEO on its mighty comeback

Matthew Phillip says Carnival set to be bigger and better than ever / Is Tom Kerridge swapping pans for paint? / Soho star India Rose James on her home turf

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Londoner’s Diary: Stanley Johnson’s plans for a new book on Boris

Today’s Diary: Stanley Johnson proposes book on Boris / Kate Moss’s coke cans / Pitt admits to lazy acting / Reni Eddo-Lodge sees success of activism / Was Truss really loyal?

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Londoner’s Diary: Publishing fears for literary prizes as several axed

Today’s Diary: Literary Prizes at risk of becoming a rare breed / Gove takes the blame / Jean Paul Gaultier says there are no fashion mistakes / British Museum feels the heat

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Londoner’s Diary: ‘Silly distraction’ Musk ignored for rescue film

In Today’s Diary: Elon Musk ignored by rescue film/ Jimmy Carr’s got a new job/ Producers take pity on outdoor performers/ MP Rehman Chishti on the audacity of hope