A very happy Monday for Sir Bob

THE LATEST big name to receive the Freedom of the City of London is crooner Sir Bob Geldof. The 61-year-old singer was at the Guildhall yesterday picking up his framed parchment certificate. He was also given the customary Rules for the Conduct of Life book by Chamberlain of London Chris Bilsland, despite protestations by Sir Bob that: “I don’t need it!”

The Irishman revealed that he considered London to be his, and his family’s, home: “Wherever I travel in this world, I always extol the virtues of living in this truly amazing city.”