Writer and broadcaster Andy Jones discusses the top stories of the day.
Robbie Williams’ mansion plans strike wrong note for Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has written to Kensington and Chelsea council to object to Robbie’s redevelopment plans.
Robbie Williams has submitted plans to redevelop his £17.5 million Holland Park mansion - and has found opposition in the form of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Robbie wants to turn his 46-room house into a “functional family home” for his wife, Ayda Field, and their two children.
However, Jimmy Page, who has lived nearby to the mansion since 1972, has written to Kensington & Chelsea council to object, saying the work could cause “vibrations and possible structural damage” to his home.
Controversial cereal Café to open in Camden
The owners of a cereal café in Shoreditch have announced they intend to open a branch in Camden, though a spokesperson has said plans are “still in the pipeline.”
The owners, brother Gary and Alan Keery, were engaged in controversy upon opening Cereal Killers café in east London, when they said poor people “probably could not afford to eat there”.
The bowls of cereal cost a minimum of £2.50 each.
Cindy Crawford: models have had their heyday
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Cindy Crawford said she had enjoyed the heyday of modelling.
The 48-year-old model and businesswoman said:
“Models are not really getting covers now, and they’re not getting the big cosmetics contracts and that’s where the money is. It’s actresses and singers and reality TV people.”
She also said than she and her contemporaries, who include Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington, were the “rock stars” of fashion - something that hasn’t been seen since.
Free climbers become first to scale El Capitan
Two Americans have become the first people to free climb the near vertical Dawn Wall of El Capitan, in Yosemite national park, USA.
Kevin Jorgeson, 30 and Tommy Caldwell, 36, reached the 3,000 foot summit at around 3.30pm yesterday, January 14.
Mr Jorgeson took to Twitter to say: “This is not an effort to ‘conquer’. It’s about realizing a dream.”