• Plans that (fortunately) haven't worked out, but they're bound to keep wanting to restore the status quo for some time yet:

    Marine consulting engineers Beckett Rankine last week suggested a temporary bridge after the total cost of fixing the Grade II* listed, council-owned crossing was estimated at £120 million, with no obvious source of funds.

    Labour-run Hammersmith and Fulham today told the Standard that the Beckett Rankine proposal, involving sinking piles into the river bed and potentially having to purchase properties near the new route, was a non-starter.

    A spokesman said: “The expert advice is that this proposal is not feasible in the space available and at an affordable cost. We are therefore not pursuing this option. Work is already under way for the complete refurbishment of Hammersmith bridge.”