Friday, 3 July 2009 London Lite H For the full detailed forecast for your area, call: 0905 168 0619 Calls cost 50p per minute at all times from a BT landline (Mobile costs may vary) weatherweather TONIGHT TOMORROW Low 12-15C (54-59F) Dry with mostly clear skies and little cloud. A gentle breeze. High 23-26C (73-79F) Five-day London forecast Sunny intervals, but also the slim chance of a shower. TOMORROW 26 Fair SUNDAY 23 Fair MONDAY 21 Showers TUESDAY 21 Showers WEDNESDAY 21 Showers 24 23 23 25 25 26 23 25 14 12 13 13 14 14 14 14 TODAYONAPAGE Boris hits out as London loses 22mBORIS JOHNSON attacked the Government today as it emerged that the London Development Agency is to lose 22m in order to fund Gordon Browns house-building programme. The Mayor of London wrote to Business Secretary Lord Mandelson to complain that the cuts would inevitably mean that the capitals economic development body would have to scale back its work helping business and jobs. The LDA budget, which has already been cut four times since January last year, faces further cuts of up to 5m this year and 17m in 2010/11, the Mayor revealed. Mr Johnson said the move was part of the Prime Ministers attempts to find funds for his 1.5bn house-building drive announced this week. In his letter to Lord Mandelson, the Mayor said the cuts would undermine devolution and City Halls own responsibility to determine its budgets. Quite simply, a decision to make a further cut in the funding of the LDA would undermine the agencys ability to deliver on Mayoral priorities for economic development, Mr Johnson complained. The mooted further cut in the LDAs budget is therefore completely unacceptable. The Mayor pointed out that none of the cuts were discussed with him in advance and were simply imposed by Whitehall. Anger: Boris Johnson Toryfuryatministerforhomophobiaaccusation PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PTHESE are the first images of the Hyde Park memorial to the 7/7 bombing victims. The 1m memorial will be unveiled by the Prince of Wales on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of the attacks. It consists of 52 pillars, each 3.5m high and representing one of the victims. The names of the dead are inscribed on a nearby plinth. Tribute: the 52 pillars in Hyde Park, each representing a victim of the attacks Unveilingof 7/7memorial PCULTURE Secretary Ben Bradshaw faced a bitter backlash from the Tories today after he claimed the party was still plagued by homophobia. As up to a million people prepare to join the annual Gay Pride march in London tomorrow, Mr Bradshaw said many Conservative MPs were still prejudiced. But shadow Commons leader Alan Duncan said the minister was stirring up hatred and division and that Labour was resorting to desperate tactics as research showed gay people were voting Tory. Mr Bradshaw said a deep strain of homophobia still exists on the Conservative benches, which the Tories said was a co-ordinated attempt to smear them. Mr Duncan -- who with Nick Herbert is one of two gay shadow ministers -- hit back today. He said: These remarks show that Labour is actually the nasty party. Gordon Brown told Pride marchers last night that the Government introduced civil partnerships in the face of fierce opposition. 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Baker Street, regents Park: lane restrictions at junction of melcombe st. Hanger Lane, ealing: road reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge works over railway line . Bollo road, Acton: closed to repair a burst water main. Victoria: Various restrictions on all approach roads to stations for works. M25 Bell common Tunnel, J27: delays expected due to overnight tunnel works. Borough road, city: four-way temporary traffic lights, expect delays. 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. QUOTESOFTHEDAY THE FAR SIDE By GAry LArSOn northern line: severe delays between golders green and edgware due to signal failure at colindale. Finsbury Park: ticket office closed until friday 17 July due to station refurbishment work. Piccadilly circus: reduced escalator service. Dont live with hayfever. 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