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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.

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.

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