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Partridge plucked

RIBA's London region thinks it has comedian Steve Coogan over a barrel. The Londoners are planning next May's Architects' Ball and are threatening to go to the tabloids with bucketloads of sleaze about Coogan unless he agrees to entertain them after dinner. Ball organiser Chris Roche, who used to be Coogan's neighbour, claims to have heard enough bumps in the night to seriously embarrass the funnyman. The alternatives are Ken Livingstone or Bernard Manning, so let's hope Roche gets ...

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