Londoner’s Diary: Cripes! Boris Johnson’s removals van damages Downing Road gate



T’S ONE final ‘cripes’: a removals van taking Boris and Carrie Johnson’s belongings out of Downing Road this week broken a gate on the street outdoors.

The van was backing in direction of Quantity 10 on Monday to take out the Prime Minister’s issues when it hit and buckled the safety gate on Whitehall, as our image reveals. An eyewitness instructed us the motive force was “red-faced” whereas officers on responsibility had been alarmed by the noise of the crash. It’s thought doubtless that it’ll value public cash to repair.

Johnson is claimed to be spending his last two and a half weeks in workplace at Chequers, the PM’s nation home. Downing Road and the shifting agency declined to remark.

BBC chair’s son at OnlyFans

BBC chairman Richard Sharp’s ardour for broadcasting appears to run within the household. His son Jamie was lately appointed vice-president of OnlyFans, the X-rated video-sharing platform. Outdated Etonian Jamie is in control of “enterprise improvement” on the US subscription-based service, which has greater than 1,000,000 content material creators. Whereas the licence charge is below risk, the OnlyFans mannequin could be very worthwhile. It’s a unique form of public service broadcasting.

A dystopian new play

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New play The Trials had its press evening on the Donmar Warehouse final evening. It imagines a future the place a bunch are on trial for his or her position within the local weather disaster, asking what number of flights they took, and in the event that they eat meat. Heartstopper’s Joe Locke and William Gao star. Author Daybreak King instructed us the venture had “modified her life without end” as she now takes the subject critically. She stated she hopes viewers will assist avert any “horrible dystopian future”. No stress.

Stars collect in Ibiza

Singer Robbie Williams, who describes his marriage as “a laugh-a-minute”, grinned with spouse Ayda Discipline at an artwork gala in Ibiza final evening. However it was host Darren Strowger who took the mic as Rock DJ at his occasion, held in help of Teen Most cancers America and Ibiza and Formentera Towards Most cancers.

The night noticed actor Jaime Winstone and DJ Mary Charteris embrace over cocktails, joined by actors Joséphine de la Baume and Jazzy De Lisser. Mannequin Poppy Delevingne wore a pink robe.

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