Shall we go out to the football instead?

I used to go quite often to games at Queen’s Park Rangers’ ground in Shepherds Bush. Which is why a sentence – not reported elsewhere – from the Guardian’s match report after Tuesday night’s goal-less draw against Milwall (ground pictured above) has stayed in my mind all week.

“A steward said he pulled a dart out of a QPR fan’s chest.”

Somewhere in West London are parents whose son is lucky to be alive.

Which makes London’s jazz gigs where I spend more of my time these days feel like far safer places to be.

And, if anyone in Brent Council or the DCMS happens to read this, there is NO evidence that jazz gigs need disproportionate and unnecessary legislation like

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