Tony Blair and co are allegedly poised to bring in legislation that will force photographers to register for ID cards if they want to take photographs in public places...so are we about to wave goodbye to British street photography? UPDATE HERE, 29.3.07.
There is an official petition against this which already has over 27,000 signatories, deadline for signing is 14th August 2007. More on this from the person who started the petition. This may be a false alarm: Sophie Howarth explains why here (and gives some useful links too).