Londoner’s Diary: Death knell for historic bell foundry as minister approves plans for hotel

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Campaigners outside the foundry in 2019 (© 2019 Andrew Baker)
Campaigners outside the foundry in 2019 (© 2019 Andrew Baker)

Welcome to today’s Londoner’s Diary. It’s bad news for campaigners as Luke Hall, on behalf of Robert Jenrick, has decided on the Whitechapel Bell Foundry and gone for the hotel plan. Later on, we’ll hear about Jools Holland’s childhood disaster when trying to impress the local Marilyn Monroe, Kay Burley’s awkward texts with a vet, and Dominic Cummings’ playful hint that the VoteLeave election machine could be out for hire. In SW1A we ponder the penguin – and whether a fact about the birds helped Richard Benyon bag a government job. And Blur’s drummer explains reflects on Britpop feuds and the Labour party.