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A cafe named after Jimmy Savile will have its name changed

A cafe named after Jimmy Savile will have its name changed

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Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family.

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Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family

Funeral director Robert Morphet stands next to the grave of Sir Jimmy Savile in Woodlands Cemetery, Scarborough, where he assisted the local council in removing the headstone at the request of Savile's family

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FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012:  ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965:  Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile poses by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home.  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile poses by a portrait of himself, painted by a friend, while enjoying his regular breakfast of coke and a cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Chris Ware

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012:  ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965:  Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile lights his breakfast cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home.  (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

FILE - OCTOBER 01, 2012: ITV is scheduled to broadcast a documentary this Wednesday, "Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", in which allegations are presented that the former television presenter and disc-jockey sexually abused teenage girls. 4th February 1965: Disc-jockey, Jimmy Savile lights his breakfast cigar in the Bloomsbury hotel room which he has made his home. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

Chris Ware

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A cafe named after Jimmy Savile will have its name changed

A hospital cafe named after Jimmy Savile will have its name changed, it has been announced.

The cafe in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, named Jimmy's, was opened in 2005 by Savile as a result of the fundraising he had done for the spinal injuries unit.

But the charity which runs the cafe, WRVS, has confirmed the name will be changed to Cafe@WRVS.

It said this will bring it into line with how its cafes are branded elsewhere around the country.

David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, said: "WRVS and Stoke Mandeville Hospital have agreed that Jimmy's Cafe will be renamed 'Cafe@WRVS', aligning it with other WRVS cafes across the country."

This follows weeks of allegations against the former entertainer, who police believe may have sexually abused 60 people since 1959.

Savile, who died in October 2011 aged 84, is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old in the hospital in Aylesbury where he volunteered as a porter.

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