Rik Mayall

The Young Ones star, one of his generation's comedy pioneers, died yesterday aged 56 at his home in Barnes. Cause of death is still unknown, but Mayall's wife said: 'Maybe he had a fit, maybe it was his heart'. Mayall had suffered from epilepsy following a bike crash.


The Motorexpo, a free car show, starts at Canary Wharf today. Highlights include electric, retro b4 motorbikes, the McLaren 650S and a Mercedes-based mobile office.

D-Day Weekend

As part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the RAF museum in Colindale is putting on a show this weekend, with films, plays, walks and real warplanes and tanks.

Bob Mazzer

The 65-year-old east Londoner has been taking striking pictures of people on London Underground for 40 years. Now his work is to go on display at the Howard Griffin gallery on Shoreditch High Street, from 12 June. 'You suddenly become aware that you are documenting something that is going to have a historical bent to it,' said Mazzer. See some of the photos here.

Terminal 2

A Heston Blumenthal restaurant and the first John Lewis at an airport are two of the delights on offer at Heathrow's revamped terminal, which received its first flights today. The aim is for T2 to become 'one of the world's best airport terminals,' said John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow Development Director.


The little genius is to play two surprise, Hit and Run, gigs in one night tomorrow at the Camden Roundhouse, the first at 5.30pm, the second at 9.45pm. Tickets available here from midday.

Duchess Kate

Under flack for breaking the celeb boycott of hotels owned by death-to-the-gays dictator, the Sultan of Brunei, by sneaking in the back door of The Dorchester for a wedding on Friday.
'The wedding was a big boost for the hotel,' said a source. 'It shows that the royals will not let the Brunei business keep them away.' The Dorchester is not in LondonNet's hotel's guide.

Kiefer Sutherland

The 24 star, who has been filming over here for the new series, aims to buy a London pub. 'I would love to buy a pub in London, that would be so cool,' he said. 'It wouldn't be a super-trendy place, just a real British pub where real locals come for a drink.' Looks like he's accusing Londoners of not being trendy.

Pharrell Williams

The Happy singer has added a third date to his schedule in London later this year, with an extra show at the O2 Arena, on 10 October, on top of his appearance at the same venue the night before and at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on 4 July.

Katy Perry

Worried about burping, the Dark Horse gave her beer to a fan during her 02 concert last night. 'Someone help me out with this beer,' she said. 'You sir have this and have my cooties forever.' Tickets for KP's shows at the O2 on Friday and Saturday are still available. Beers not included.

Jennifer Saunders

Hypnotherapy helped persuade JS to pen an Absolutely Fabulous movie. 'It's in the pipeline,' she said. 'I am hoping it will be released by the end of next year.'

Henry Winkler

Ayyyy, The Fonz plans to charge £20 for an autograph at this weekend's London Comic Con at the ExCel. Other stars, including Game of Thrones' king-maker James Cosmo, will let you have their scribble for £15. Bargain!

Rachel Erickson

Take a wee look at some of London's most famous toilets, via a BBC video featuring the star of Lou Tours, London's only walking tour of public toilets.

Love and Money

London is the most expensive city in the world in which to go on a date, even if you start your romantic session at McDonald's. All-in a 'cheap' London date costs £72, £15 more than second placed New York, according to a new survey.

La traviata

There's a free, live screening of Verdi's opera set in 19th century Paris at 7pm this evening on Trafalgar Square, beamed from the nearby Royal Opera House, directed by Richard Eyre. Tickets for the regular performances here.