City Wenlock up for auction from today

LOTS are going fast in the Mayor's Fund for London auction of Olympic memorabilia, supported by City A.M., but as of this morning there’s a brand new piece of history on offer. Visit www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk to bid on City Wenlock – a mascot close to our hearts with his bowler hat, pinstripe suit and smartphone. Signed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the charity’s patron, bidding on City Wenlock will be open until 31 August.

■ THE sporting festivities may only just be over, but for parents who dream of sporting success for their offspring thoughts should be already turning to Rio 2016. The Rio Games will see the return of rugby to the Olympic agenda for the first time since 1924, when it was dropped from the official sports selection. To honour the end of the more-than 90 year hiatus, pre-school rugby training team Ruggerbeez is bringing the sport to Holland Park and hosting a family fun day this weekend, complete with sporting celebrities, drop-in coaching sessions and experts on hand to spot any potential future Jonny Wilkinsons. Head down to Holland Park tomorrow between 9.30am-4pm to join in.

■ FRESH from warning David Cameron to stop pussyfooting around, Mayor of London Boris Johnson will today be at the shark tank at Sealife London Aquarium telling Londoners to do exactly that. Boris’ mission is to let everyone know how much fun there is to be had in London this summer with cheap hotel deals and various two for one ticket offers. If only he’d let the Prime Minister know before he jetted off on his hols to Spain. Then Cameron would have been closer to hand to keep Boris under control. Before he went, Cameron said anyone who didn’t believe in holidays should have a “serious think”. With Boris trying to stage a coup in his absence, maybe the PM needs a “serious think”.