Sir Paul McCartney surprised passers-by with an unannounced free gig in central London today - echoing his famous rooftop gig with The Beatles 44 years ago.
The star replaced the jugglers and living statues who often gather around St Paul's Church in Covent Garden to perform a selection of tracks from the back of a truck. He played songs from his new album in the 20 minute set including his current single New and tracks Queenie Eyes and Save Us.
Thousands of people gathered in the piazza and got a grandstand view from the balcony of the market building opposite.
Transport for London has a campaign to stop illegal limousine drivers in the capital.Read the full story ›
The London Fire Brigade carried out a demonstration exercise to cut a group of actors playing casualties out of a limousine. It took them 16 minutes to get the first 'casualty' out.
A team of firefighters sawed their way into a limousine in Covent Garden this lunchtime as part of a demonstration. It was part of a Transport for London campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal limousines in London.
The Lindt Big Egg Hunt, the worlds biggest Easter egg hunt, is returning to London from today.
The hunt- which will rise money for Action for Children- will run until 7th April.
Over 100 giant Easter eggs will be hidden in and around the streets of Covent Garden.
Another chain store has collapsed, adding to the toll of high street casualties due in large part to the surge in online shopping.
The fashion company Republic has gone into administration, putting 2,500 jobs at risk. It follows the likes of HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops, who've had to call in administrators over the past few months.
But one businesswoman is reversing that trend by taking her online store onto the high street.
Julie Deane set up the Cambridge Satchel Company four years ago with just £600.
Now it has an annual turnover of £12 million and she's opening her first shop in Covent Garden.
But is she worried about doing that just when the High Street appears to be fighting for survival?
Rags Martel has been finding out.
Julie Dean has grown her business from a £600 internet start-up to a global success-story with a £12m turnover.
But how did she do it? And how can others follow in her footsteps?
Here are her top four tips for would-be entrepreneurs.
A business woman is bucking a retail trend and taking her online company onto the high street.
Julie Deane set up the Cambridge Satchel Company four years ago with a £600 loan. Now it has a turnover of £12m and an impressive celebrity client list, and Julie has decided to invest in bricks and mortar, by opening a shop in Covent Garden.
Martin Stew has been looking for giant eggs in Covent Garden. But what where they doing there in the first place? Watch his report here.
One hundred and one giant Easter eggs have been hidden around Covent Garden in London, as part of a charity egg hunt.Read the full story ›