London Lite Monday, 6 July 2009 15 relivethefirstfiveyearsondvd-Only4.99Each TM Available to buy in Selected stores. subject to availability HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights J.K.R. 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. ailing great train robber in his prison hospital bed Marriage guidance shutdown A new photograph of Ronnie Biggs shows the ailing Great Train Robber lying bare-chested in his hospital bed. Biggs, 79, who was refused parole last week, is being treated at the norfolk and norwich Hospital after being moved from a nearby prison. In the picture, sent to MPs by his legal adviser Giovanni Di Stefano, he appears frail with his arms bandaged and tongue hanging out of the side of his mouth. His son, Michael, said Biggs has pneumonia, plus fractures of the hip, pelvis and spine and may die if he fails to respond to treat- ment. He has suffered three s t r o k e s a n d cannot eat, speak or walk, accord- ing to Mr Di Stefano. Justice Secre- tary Jack Straw rejected a parole board recom- mendation that Biggs be released, saying he was wholly unrepentant. Biggs, from Lambeth, south London, was a member of a 15-strong gang who attacked the Glasgow to London mail train at Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, in August 1963, and stole 2.6m in used banknotes. The driver was coshed with an iron bar. He suffered headaches for the rest of his life and died in 1970 from leukaemia. Biggs escaped from wandsworth jail 15 months into a 30-year sentence. He was on the run for more than 30 years in Spain, Australia and Brazil, before returning to the UK voluntarily in 2001 to seek medical treatment. The collapse of a leading counselling service has left hundreds of London couples coping with marriage problems on their own. The relationship charity Relate has cancelled all appointments with counsellors at its six north London offices from today because of a devastating cash crisis. Relate North London (RNL) will be placed in liquidation at a creditors meeting this afternoon. by mark blunden Drinktonight ...shipshapedrinks Ship AnDShovell This place is split in two, with only an underground cellar linking the two halves. it is named after Cloudesley shovell, the 18th-century admiral who lost the British fleet in the Channel, scuppering it on rocks, and is said to have been killed for a ring on his finger. Badger beer, 3.35. Craven Passage, WC2 (020 7839 1311) TrAfAlgAr TAvern RighT on the river in greenwich, the Trafalgar Tavern is a proud, stocky Regency building that oozes history. Dickens used to come here, as did admirals of the day. Paintings of the most heroic of them hang on the wall. A pint of Flowers is 3.55. Park Row, SE10 (020 8858 2909) Chris beanland read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat eattonight ...ontheSouthBank CAnTeen This British eatery is the perfect place to grab a quick bite. And its fresh, honest food. its such a comfort to know you can get a great roast any day of the week. You can also pick up all you old favourites like macaroni cheese (7.50) and sausage and mash (8.50). Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 (0845 686 1122) ping pong Ping Pong is such a fine addition to the buzzing south Bank scene. With its varied dim sum menu, you can be fed and watered very quickly. go for three or four different dim sum or play it safe with one of its delicious tasting menus, such as the dumpling fix (11.50). Festival Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 (0207 960 4160) raChel MostYn Jokebox......... Howdi, Ed -- Howja like the new saloon? Familys shocking picture of biggs Gravely ill: Ronnie Biggs, 79, could die soon says his son, Michael Train robber: Biggs in his years in Brazil 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.html