The remaining three members of Take That will switch on the Christmas lights in Regent Street todayRead the full story ›
Multiple Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been knighted by the Duke of Cambridge. The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama.
Clean-shaven, with short, grey hair and dressed in traditional morning dress, the acclaimed and notably private Anglo-Irish actor declined to speak to the media after being honoured by William. Sir Daniel was made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June, saying at the time he was "entirely amazed and utterly delighted in equal measure".
He won his first Oscar for his role as a disabled writer in 1989's My Left Foot, and a second for his turn as an early 20th century oilman in 2007's There Will Be Blood. He completed his hat-trick by playing assassinated US president Abraham Lincoln in 2012. Other high-profile roles include Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon in the film In The Name Of The Father, an adopted native American in The Last Of The Mohicans and a brutal butcher in Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York.
Sir Daniel, who grew up in south London and has dual British and Irish citizenship, is fiercely private and lives in Co Wicklow, Ireland, with wife Rebecca Miller - daughter of playwright Arthur Miller - and their two sons. The son of former poet laureate Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, he has been nominated five times for the best actor Oscar and has a reputation for taking his method acting very seriously, including staying in character off-screen as well as on during filming.
A memorial bench for comedian Rik Mayall will be unveiled in Hammersmith today, on the spot featured in the opening credits of Bottom. Mayall died in June at the age of 56. Rik had said in an interview that he was disappointed when he found the bench had been removed and replaced with a pelican crossing. Read that interview here
A memorial bench for comedian Rik Mayall will be unveiled in Hammersmith today, on the spot featured in the opening credits of Bottom. Fans and family have petitioned for a memorial since another was removed. Mayall died in June at the age of 56.
Tower Bridge has unveiled new glass walkways offering a stunning view of life below, from 138 feet above the River Thames.Read the full story ›
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini got into the festive spirit as she switched on the Christmas lights on London's Oxford Street
The X Factor judge - who looks set to claim her fifth number one single with I Don't Care on Sunday - was joined by chart-topping group Rixton and singer Jess Glynne at the event, hosted by the street's John Lewis store.
Thousands gathered to help count down to the moment when she hit the button, turning on a display featuring 750,000 lower-energy LED bulbs, strung along the length of the famous London street.
The Sherlock star, who has a global army of fans has become engaged to the theatre director Sophie Hunter.Read the full story ›
London's longest running ice rink has returned to its iconic venue at Canary Wharf.
As the first real sign of Christmas, the outdoor ice rink opens today and will be available for people of all ages to enjoy until February 28, 2015.
As Christians in London celebrate All Saints Day and prepare to mark All Souls Day, find out the true meaning behind these special events.Read the full story ›