London Lite Thursday, 2 July 2009 Price of bottled water up 300% on the Tube vehicles. It is believed the dogs handler was not on duty at the time and had been called into the police headquarters in Nottingham. Nottinghamshire Police refused to reveal the gender or age of the dogs or which section they worked in for fear it would identify their handler, who has not been suspended. The deaths were referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. However, the IPCC decided the matter was not within its remit and passed the file to the RSPCA. An RSPCA spokesman said: We are carrying out a thorough inquiry. The maximum sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is six months in prison and a 20,000 fine. Peter Davies, the forces assistant chief constable, said: This is a tragic incident and we value the important work our police dogs carry out on a daily basis. It takes nine weeks of intensive training and costs more than 7,000 before a police dog can go out on patrol. Fast talkAn instant interviewwith... PATRICIA FIELD AmericAn costume and fashion designer Patricia Field first shot to fame as the fashionista behind hit TV show Sex And The city. Her latest style statements can be studied in confessions Of A Shopaholic which is available now on Disney Blu-ray and DVD. London or New York? I love the proximity of the people and the buildings in New York. But I also like the visuals of London. Tube or cab? Cab, I grew up taking the New York subway as a kid, so as soon as I started driving, the subway was over for me. Designer or high street? Both, but the high street is now intertwined with designers which is great. Dinner or dancing? Both, but separately, as they are for different moods and have a different energy. Heels or flats? I couldnt live without either. For work I go practical in flats, but when I am dressed up it has to be glam heels. Colour or monochrome? It depends how you wear it. I do a lot of colour, and I love it, but everybody loves monochrome. Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker, right) or Samantha? Thats a hard choice. I would have to say both, as styling each character is a totally different experience. Rebecca boyce BOTTLES of mineral water are being sold at London Tube stations for more than three times supermarket prices. With temperatures soaring to 40C due to humidity inside Tube carriages, London Underground is urging passengers to carry bottles of water. But shops in some of the busiest stations are cashing in on the heatwave. At High Street Kensington a 500ml bottle of Buxton mineral water was on sale at Upper Crust for 1.35 -- more than three times the price in a typical local supermarket. At Treats in Baker Street station, a bottle of Volvic costs 1.10, and at Piece Of Cake on the platform at Liverpool Street a bottle of Buxton costs 1.19 -- Waitrose charges 40p. Javed Abib, manager of Finlays in South Kensington -- which sells Volvic for 90p -- defended his pricing policy. The cost of the bottle from wholesalers has gone up. We buy it for 70p and sell it for 90p. I know its cheaper in Tesco, but I dont have a big car to pick it up -- the wholesaler delivers directly to me. It is a free market. My rent is 98,000. Treats manager declined to comment and spokes- men for Upper Crust and Piece Of Cake were unavailable. Jo Debank of London Travelwatch, the official watchdog representing transport users, said: There is a wider issue here about lack of facilities in stations and a lack of water fountains, which would be welcomed during this time. A spokesman for Transport for London said it leases retail space around the Tube network, but has no control over the prices charged by traders. Today was on course to be the hottest day of the year with the mercury set to hit 33C in London -- hotter than Tenerife, Istanbul and Rhodes. Sancha Lancaster of the Met Office said: The temperatures will peak today and then start break- ing down, with thunderstorms coming in from the west and hitting the South-East on Friday. 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