Media: Chatter

"If I wake up tomorrow morning and cannot remember Putin, that would be nice." - The London Evening Standard owner, Alexander Lebedev, reveals he is being treated for mercury poisoning, which could affect his memory

"It was a great honour to be in that most venerable of London landmarks, the Queen Vic, and share a scene with another of the capital's icons, the fabulous Barbara Windsor." - The London Mayor, Boris Johnson, on his appearance in EastEnders

- "It is all very regrettable but it is not a sustainable model - something had to change." - An Associated Newspapers spokesman on plans to switch off Teletext next January, two years ahead of schedule