A MASSIVE security operation was in place as O.J. Simpson continued his five day trip to Britain with a visit to Selsdon Park Golf Course, Surrey, yesterday.

The 48 year old former American football star who flew into Britain from Los Angeles on Saturday, will appear on Tonight with Richard and Judy tomorrow night.

Journalists and TV crews jostled to witness Simpson's arrival at Heathrow, where he was collared by a woman, shouting: "Murderer! Is the murderer in Britain OJ?"

Simpson, who was cleared last year of killing his estranged wife, Nicole (35), and her friend, Ron Goldman (25), ignored the shouts.

A memorial to comedy star Tommy Cooper was unveiled yesterday by Norman Wisdom in front of Teddington Studios, south west London, where he filmed most of his TV work.

Cooper died, aged 62, in April 1984 after collapsing with a heart attack during a live TV broadcast from Her Majesty's Theatre.

George Michael's first album for five years, on sale today, looks set to go straight to number one - just like his last two singles.

The album, Older, follows his legal fight to free himself from former label Sony.

John McEnroe, the "bad boy" of tennis who became world number one, is now ready to conquer the art world with his own gallery in New York.

McEnroe, who first indulged his passion for art on the international tennis circuit, said: "I was on the road 40 weeks a year and going to galleries opened my eyes.

In Birmingham, a bronze statue of comedian Tony Hancock was unveiled by Sir Harry Secombe. Hancock, who was born in the city, is depicted in typical lugubrious pose with a Homburg hat and a cup of tea.