If you're taking part in a pub quiz this weekend, and one of the questions is "What links George Orwell, Napoleon and Robbie Williams?", well, now you know the answer.
The Take-That singer is the latest person to be awarded a coveted Blue Plaque, to be unveiled in Tunstall Park, Stoke-on-Trent, near William's childhood home. English Heritage describes the Blue Plaque scheme as a commemorative "link between notable figures of the past and the buildings in which they worked and lived". As Williams is still both alive and working (if you can consider his pop-dross "work"), it may come as a bit of a back-handed compliment. Still, to be noted in the same way as celebrated musicians including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Meek is nothing to be sniffed at, if frankly shocking. [BBC]