Any other business - 26/09

To Brighton, where Labour leader Ed Miliband received a somewhat muted reception at The Mirror’s conference party on Tuesday night. Asked on stage to say a few words, Miliband’s political call-to-arms didn’t go down too well on a boisterous crowd. But then it turned out Miliband was merely the warm-up act for the much more popular MP4 – the cross-party covers band consisting of serving MPs who led guests (including Sally Bercow, Eddie Izzard and countless inebriated Labour MPs) in a rendition of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger”. But Miliband decided to miss the fun and slipped out early – avoiding his chance to get a picture with the Mirror reporter dressed as a chicken, or play a round of the Unseat the Tory fairground game.


Lloyd’s List is no more, long live Lloyd’s List. The world’s longest continuously-printed newspaper yesterday announced that its £1,800 a year subscribers would no longer be able to pick up a paper copy when it goes online-only in the near future. In a sign of the times, the publication – which began life in 1734 as a pamphlet stuck to a wall – will now exist only as a website and iPad edition.