Fri 27 Mar, AT 13:31
By talking up the likelihood of a ‘summer of rage’, the Metropolitan Police risks creating the very unrest that it seeks to dispel
Wed 25 Mar, AT 12:36
Police warnings that protests against next week’s G20 summit in London could turn violent are provocative and likely to be self-fulfilling
They turned up in droves at London's Big Sky studios last night for the Elle Style Awards 2009 – the latest in a long line of recent awards ceremonies, this time voted for entirely by Elle readers. Celebrating both style and substance, gongs went to the sartorially savvy - such as actress and part-time fashion designer Sienna Miller (above, right, with fellow designer Matthew Williamson) who received the Elle Style Icon award – as well as high-achievers in the film and media industries.
Last night a party with a conscience took place at the Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, to help raise money for the Morecambe Bay Children's Fund. Hosted by business magnate David Tang and film director Nick Broomfield, a drinks reception (with fish and chips) was followed by a special screening of Broomfield's 2006 drama Ghosts – a film inspired by the 2004 cockling tragedy. Chipping in for the cause were models Naomi Campbell and Laura Bailey, plus world-class violinist Vanessa Mae (above with Lionel Catelan).
London and the south east is paralysed by massive snowfall overnight