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Bench used in Bottom opening credits to be replaced

A memorial bench for comedian Rik Mayall will be unveiled in Hammersmith today, on the spot featured in the opening credits of Bottom. Mayall died in June at the age of 56. Rik had said in an interview that he was disappointed when he found the bench had been removed and replaced with a pelican crossing. Read that interview here

Hammersmith Hospital A&E closure expected to go ahead

The Hammersmith Hospital Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Protesters are expected to gather ahead of a meeting at Hammersmith Hospital, where it is expected that plans to close the A&E will be rubberstamped.

Other proposals expected to be given the final go-ahead include plans to close Central Middlesex A&E and demolish Charing Cross Hospital.

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Police appeal for help in tracing violent criminal

Police officers who are looking for a man who is wanted on recall to prison are appealing for information as to his whereabouts.

Perry Wilson, 20, was released from prison in April 2014.

Wilson was serving a two-year-and-three-month sentence for actual bodily harm, namely assaulting a 40-year-old man in February 2013. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Under the conditions of his prison release licence, Wilson is required to stay at an address in Kew but he has not been seen since 13 June and is wanted on recall to prison for breaking the conditions of his licence.

It is believed that he could still be in Kew or the wider Richmond-upon-Thames area. He also has strong connections to Hammersmith and Fulham area.

He is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair and eyes.

He has a scar on his right cheek, and it is possible that he now has a moustache or beard.

Wilson is considered violent. Members of public who see him are advised not to approach him but to call police immediately on 999.

Traffic passes burning bus on the A40 flyover

Bus bursts into flames on Shepherds Bush flyover

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Bus bursts into flames on the A40 out of London

Appeal to trace missing Hammersmith teenager

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing 13-year-old boy from Hammersmith.Elias Chentouf was last seen on Friday at around 5pm in the Ladbroke Grove area.

Elias Chentouf was last seen on Friday

He's 5ft 1inches, of medium build with thick eyebrows and a mole above his lip. Elias was last seen wearing his school uniform of blue trousers, blue top with a black body warmer with black and blue Nike trainers.

Not a Banksy, but it gets the artist's rare seal of approval

At first glimpse you could be forgiven for thinking that artist Banksy had struck again on the streets of London. A distinctive image of a man in a bowler hat, holding a green tea cup, has appeared next to a phone box in Shepherd's Bush.

But Banksy has played down speculation that he's behind the work of art on Wells Road. In a brief and rare statement on Twitter he said: "Not by banksy, but I like it."

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