A concert, which would have seen Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue reunited on stage after more than 20 years, has been cancelled.
The Duchess of Cornwall has helped launch a campaign which is designed to protect war memorials from metal thieves.
Duran Duran to play Olympics concert in Hyde Park
– 'Hard Rock Calling' statement
Hard Rock International today announced that it will not stage its iconic open-air festival Hard Rock Calling in London in 2014.
The brand has been privileged and honoured to host this world-class event in London - both at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Hyde Park for the last eight years.
Hard Rock International looks forward to hosting new world-class music events, both in London and around the globe, and anticipates announcing major European music programmes shortly.
Music festival Hard Rock Calling has been axed for 2014. The event which has been running since 2006 was originally staged in London's Hyde Park. But it moved to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford after promoters lost the contract for the area.
Organisers have not revealed if this year's change of venue led to the cancellation, or whether the event will be revived at a later date.
– Rosa Curling, Lawyer for London Charity Softball League
Having asked the Royal Parks to reconsider their decision to introduce fees to access the Old Football Pitches to play sport, we are very pleased to get this result for our clients as we believe the Royal Parks should be open and free for all, supportive of the Government's commitment to an Olympic legacy.
We welcome the consultation but remain of the view that the Secretary of State does have the power to prohibit activities but that they do not have the power to charge and any future efforts to make a profit from the sporting activities in the park will result in further legal action.
So far more than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for the fee in Hyde Park to be scrapped, arguing the site has been used free of charge for decades.
Vanessa Furey, of the London Charity Softball League, said: "My first response was simply, wow. We are all so proud to have stood up for what we believed in and couldn't have imagined that this unfair and unlawful decision could have been reversed so quickly."
- Royal Parks says the fees will be suspended until a final decision, which is expected by Christmas
- People who want to play organised sport at the Old Football Pitch in Hyde Park will not be charged during the review
- Royal Parks argues the fees are aimed at managing bookings more effectively to promote fair use of the area
The Royal Parks are temporarily suspending a controversial fee which would have forced charity softball players to pay to play in Hyde Park. The London Charity Softball League estimated it may have to pay £6,000 in charges and threatened to take legal action.
– Colin Buttery, Royal Parks
Although some consultation about the charging regime was undertaken prior to its introduction The Royal Parks has taken the decision to suspend the charges and undertake wider consultation before re-considering its decision.
Matthew Abernethy from Kay & Co Estate Agents says that there has already been interest from a couple of potential buyers.
A parking space near Hyde Park has been put up for sale for £300,000.
The 11 x 12ft spot at Hyde Park Gardens is being sold by estate agents Kay & Co with a 91 year lease.
The Rolling Stones returned to London's Hyde Park last night after 44 years and a day.
Last time, Mick Jagger wore a white dress and began by quoting from a poem by Shelley.
This time, Jagger - now Sir Mick and celebrating his 70th birthday in three weeks - was wearing a leopard print jacket and last night launched straight into Start Me Up, the band's last top 10 hit.
"How're you doing?" he asked the crowd before their second song, it's Only Rock And Roll.
It was the Stones' first gig in Hyde Park since that historic free concert on July 5 1969 - just two days after the death of founder member Brian Jones, who was found dead in the swimming pool at his Sussex home shortly after leaving the band.
That show marked the live debut of his replacement guitarist, Mick Taylor, who was later replaced by Ronnie Wood.
Sir Mick had hinted during the week that yesterday's concert would feature many of the songs from the band's 1969 set list.
In an interview with Absolute Radio's Pete Mitchell, he joked: "Obviously, the same set list is going to be used, it saves me having to think."
But the set opened with a series of songs that had not even been written in 1969.
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Tens of thousands of people were in the crowd, including stars such as David Walliams and wife Lara Stone, Gemma Arterton, Ben Whishaw, Chris O'Dowd, Noel Fielding, Simon Fuller and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, who were all in the VIP area.
The Stones' set finished, as it began, with fireworks.
The veteran band had played for two hours, closing their initial set with Brown Sugar, then encoring with You Can't Always Get What You Want and a crowd-pleasing Satisfaction.
The Stones were topping the bill on the second day of a new festival, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time.
The Rolling Stones will not decide the final setlist for their Hyde Park return tonight until just before the show -as they are still trying to agree on the songs, Keith Richards has revealed.
In an interview for Absolute Radio, guitarist Richards said : "We are still differing about certain songs and stuff, and also we have to think that we have another one coming up....and what we want to do next week.
"So, there is still a bit of juggling going on. But, I mean those things can be decided on the night."
Tens of thousands of fans stream into the outdoor venue this afternoon in anticipation of the band's headline performance, 44 years after they last played.
Tonight's show - part of the Barclaycard presents British Summertime - is the band's first appearance at Hyde Park since they played a celebrated free festival there in 1969.
It was the band's first appearance since the death of former guitarist Brian Jones, and featured the first performance by his replacement Mick Taylor - who will also take a guest role tonight.