On Thursday evening, I hit the streets of Soho on a mission to find a pair of heels – the higher the better – in a men’s size nine. It took me to the neighbourhood’s southwest corner around Walker’s Court. Old Soho; real Soho; dingy, murky, grubby Soho. The Soho that probably won’t exist in a year.
A leaked civil service memo which alleged the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election was an “accurate” record of a conversation with a French official, an investigation has concluded.
At 3am on election results night, David Cameron began scribbling the victory speech he had not expected to make. The surroundings were unlikely: a gym in a leisure centre where the votes were counted in his Witney constituency. An unpleasant aroma of smelly socks hung in the air.
CCTV cameras are being quietly switched off in towns and cities across the country as councils seek to cut costs – a development welcomed by civil liberties groups but which has led to concerns that the police will find it harder to investigate crimes.