AMID financial meltdown anddisheartening revelations about MPs fiddling their expenses,the comedy dance double act of Demetri and Lagi Demetriou has certainly provided the nation with some welcome relief.
There will no doubt be a wealth of voters behind singing spinster Susan Boyle come the final of Britain's Got Talent, but we should all get behind the Ealing electrician and his son, whose Greek take on Riverdance has been the show's most consistently bizarre and entertaining spectacle.
With 10 to 1 odds at the bookies, it's along shot, but a few more votes from the residents of our fair borough could make all the difference.
THERE can be no doubt thatlosing arow of five large Victorian houses next to Hanger Lane is a sad prospect when it comes to preserving our heritage.
But at a time when affordable housing is in extremely short supply,we can ill afford to be sentimental about properties that have lain derelict for decades and have become a blight on the neighbourhood.
The ideal solution would be for developers Genesis to commit to restoring sections of the 'uninhabitable' houses as part of its plans for 64 new flats,but that is unlikely to be cost-effective.
If the houses do have to come down, Ealing Council should do all it can to ensure that whatever replaces them is of the very highest standard.