Labour accuses King of Tory alliance PTHE rift between the Government and Mervyn King turned vitriolic today as the Bank of England boss was accused of forging an unholy alliance with the Tories. An unnamed Cabinet minister said Shadow Chancellor George Osborne had appealed to Mr Kings vanity and used him to undermine the Treasury on its plans to balance the public finances. The fresh low came as it emerged Alistair Darling is planning to beef up the Financial Services Authority as a rival power to the Bank. The unexpected move comes after criticism the Bank of England failed to warn adequately of the impending banking crisis and that Mr King didnt shout loudly enough. The new Banking Act will give the FSA the objective of maintaining financial stability, making it partly responsible for a function now entrusted to the Bank. One Cabinet minister, suspected to be Lord Mandelson, told The Independent: King is fighting a turf war with the FSA. The Tories are flattering him, appealing to his vanity and using him to play politics. Mr Darling, who met Mr King at 11 Downing Street last night for a routine private meeting, yesterday insisted relations with Mr King were good.Bitter row: Mervyn King Miliband: Dont ignore global warming dangersPBRITONS were today urged not to be in denial about the effect global warming will have on their lives. Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said: People believe climate change is happening in the UK ... but most dont seem to think it will happen in their area. They are still not sufficiently aware of the scale of the problem this could create for them and future generations in Britain. Summer temperatures could hit 40C by 2080 in London, with UK flood risks rising. Warning pamphlets are being sent to schools, libraries, health centres, hospitals and town halls. Mr Miliband said all countries must be more ambitious in commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. He said a global agreement, set to be thrashed out by 192 countries in Copenhagen in December, should include the peaking of developed nations emissions by 2015. The Eye pod floats away PA POD from the London Eye floats down the Thames today. It was removed as part of a major refurbishment. Each of the wheels 32 capsules will be taken off -- mid-flight without the Eye stopping -- and fitted with new heating and ventilation in a 12.5m process until 2012. TODAYONAPAGE THE FAR SIDE BY GARY LARSON QUOTESOFTHEDAY I think of Gary and his ears, Id have to get him to have a transplant -- DANieLLe Bux, left, has the solution if her fianc, Gary lineker, ever loses his hair I have only two passions... space exploration and hip hop -- sixties moon astronaut Buzz ALDRiN on makinG a rap sonG with snoop DoGG He cant walk, cant talk, cant go to the toilet and is in a wheelchair -- ronnie BiGGss lawyer Dismisses the iDea that the 79-year-olD Great train roBBer is still a threat to society Sidcup Road, Chislehurst: lane closed at the junction of mervyn avenue. Finchley Road, Kilburn: two lanes closed for works at college crescent junction. Borough High Street, Bermondsey: lane one closed between Bedale street and Duke street hill. Lancaster Place, Holborn: lane restriction in place. Norwood Road, West Norwood: closed in both directions at the junction of thurlow park road. Durham Street, Kennington: lane restriction between kennington lane and harleyford road. By using mobile services in lite you may receive occasional sms/email messages from lite and other DmGt plc companies. you will not be charged for these messages and may opt out by texting stop to the originating number. Roadwatch Gargoyle socks 10 Friday, 26 June 2009 London Lite Refurb: The pod on the Thames today MESSAgEboARD: pAgE 10 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html