London Lite Monday, 29 June 2009 The hidden 300k RBS Wimbledon hospitality Swine flu alert at SW19 ...allpaidforbyYOU Fast talkAn instant interviewwith... Tim Henman Former tennis champ Tim Henman, 34, is an ambassador for the HSBC road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under challenge (wimbledon.org/ roadtowimbledon). Nights in or nights out? A big night out with friends. A few lagers then dinner with wine in The Sweet Olive, a pub in our village. Showbiz party or local boozer? Local boozer. Ive got no interest at all in a showbiz party. Crisps or chocolate? Crisps. Im a crisp fiend -- Pickled Onion Monster Munch, Wotsits, Quavers, Skips... Designer labels or high street? Ive worn a tracksuit all my life, so its nice to put a tailor-made suit on now and then. Fiction or non-fiction? Non-fiction. I cant read made-up stories. Theres an exception to every rule though: I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books. Meat or fish? I love a barbecue with red meat. But its a tough choice because I also love sushi. Golf or football? Golf. I play as much as I can. My handicap is one. Cinema or theatre? Cinema, although I dont get to go much. Best film I saw recently was Casino Royale (starring Daniel Craig, right). French Open or Wimbledon? Wimbledon. Its the best tournament in the world. AnguS WATSon WIMBLEDON was hit by a swine flu scare this afternoon as several officials were sent home. The All England Club launched an investigation after a small number of staff showed flu-like symptoms. A spokesman said the club had been in touch with the Health Protection Agency but added there was no particular extra risk. THE Royal Bank of Scotland is spend- ing 300,000 on a luxury corporate hospitality suite at Wimbledon. At taxpayers expense, highly paid bankers are enjoying free champagne and food while relaxing in leather chairs as staff wait on them. The bank, which needed a 20bn injection of government cash to save it from possible collapse last year, has tried to hide the entertainment lounge from public view. It has removed its name and branding from signs and uses tight security, with guards barring entry to anyone without a pass. Other lounges are listed by sponsor, but Suite H has been left blank in an apparent bid to hide the presence of RBS. The suite, which is in the building around Court One at the All England Club, is available for more than 42 people throughout the 13 days of the tournament at 19,500 a day, with guests being treated to 75 bottles of champagne and fine food. The Government took a 70 per cent stake in RBS after it suffered a 24.1bn loss, the biggest in UK corporate history. Tens of thousands of employees were dismissed. Its former boss Sir Fred Goodwin has agreed to hand back some his pension but a 9.6m pay deal for current chief executive Stephen Hester sparked fresh anger. An RBS spokesman said the deal was a long-standing agreement and added: Were using it to support our charity partners and customer relationships. See SpoRT: pAgeS 36-37 by mArk blunden Telltale sign: guards at the door of the suites, which has no sponsor on Suite H, inset Luxury: guests all dine for free on fine food Suite deal: inside the RBS hospitality lounge HH 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.html