This isn’t quite as sensational a story as Alex Ferguson demanding Manchester United fans stop calling Arsene Wenger a pedophile, but that one’s a day old, so this update on the condition of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, as culled from the TImes’ “Crime Central”, will have to do.

Ronnie’s son, Michael, took his dear old Dad out of his Barnet nursing home to watch the North London derby on the television last Saturday lunchtime.
Ronnie enjoyed the match so much that he would love to go and see an Arsenal game, something he hasn’t had the pleasure of doing since the early 1960s. Apparently he’s angling for a ticket for the next Arsenal v Chelsea clash.

Such good news to learn that one of Britain’s most famous old lags is making a good recovery from the pneumonia and MRSA which led Jack Straw to release him from prison on compassionate grounds in August.