■ Lawyers are known for their love of reading long documents, and none more so it seems than magic circle firm Linklaters, which is sponsoring the bringing together of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta at the British Library. Enthusiasts eager to see the historic tomes will have to hold their horses though, as the books will not be brought together until 2015 – the 800th anniversary of the issue of the Charter. At least in the meantime they can listen to rapper Jay-Z’s new Magna Carta Holy Grail album, which last night scored the US rapper his first UK no.1 album.
■ As the summer of sport continues, cycling fans over in Canary Wharf will be pleased to know that from today until 21 July a Tour de France Fan Park – the brainchild of two former City boys – will be up and running for Tour followers to watch the live race on a big screen everyday from 11am to 10pm. Bringing a slice of the Alps to the Isle of Dogs of course means there will be vendors selling regional produce from France ... and that other cycling hotspot Yorkshire.