London Lite Tuesday, 7 July 2009 15 Free voicemail 300 free 3-to-3 mins Get unlimited internet for only 5 a month Free Windows Live Messenger Free Skype-to-Skype calls in the UK & to anywhere in the world Sacked town hall parking chief used job to cancel fines THE mobile phone that experts say could topple Apples iPhone is to go on sale in the UK within months, it was announced today. The Palm Pre, pictured, features a touchscreen and keyboard. Its interface will incorporate sites such as Twitter and Facebook into a users contact list and it can be charged simply by placing it on a new device called a touchstone. by GeorGina littlejohn Music man: Stephen Roser on the plinth last night iPhones first real rival onsalewithinmonths Inbrief No alarms at Belmarsh jail A LONDON jail will be without internal alarms for 18 months as its system is replaced. Staff are told to use whistles and flashing lights to warn of security breaches inside Category A Belmarsh Prison, which holds terror suspects and some of Britains most dangerous criminals. External alarms and security cameras will remain active. The Prison Service said: There is no compromise to the prisons security. Brit girl rowers score ocean first FOur British women became the first all-female crew to row across the Indian Ocean today. The self- titled Ocean Angels -- Fiona Waller, 34, from Clapham, Sarah Duff, 25, from Oxfordshire, Elin Davies, 32, from north Wales, and Jo Jackson, 28, from East Sussex -- arrived at Port Louis, Mauritius, after spending 79 days making the 3,720 mile journey from Geraldton, Western Australia. Theplinthofdarkness A COUNCIL parking boss was sacked after he used a business permit to park outside his home and abused his position to waive tickets. Interim parking man- ager John Meyer was brought in to shake up the department at Camden council and was expected to stay in his role until this summer. But it has emerged that his contract was slashed in December after a re por t revealed the breach in regulations. Officials said his posi- tion had been terminated because the incident had potential for reputa- tional damage. A Camden council spokesman said: We take misconduct very seriously and act robustly to both identify and prevent it. In December 2008 a temporary member of staff was found to have misused the councils business parking dispen- sation to park at his private residence. His services were therefore immediately terminated. This is the latest embar- rassing incident for the c o u n c i l s p a r k i n g department. Last month it was announced that Camden could be forced to refund millions of pounds in parking fines after it charged an unlawful admin fee on credit card payments. Since January, it had been charging 1.3 p e r c e n t e x t r a f o r all tickets paid using a credit card -- a levy which has since been declared to be illegal by the Parking and Traffic Appeals Service. Axed: John Meyer ANTONY GORMLEY saw his human sculptures brave rain, wind and abuse from passing drunks during the first night of his One & Other project. The artist watched as participants in the 100-day project stood on Trafalgar Squares fourth plinth throughout the night. Andrew Deathe, 40, a gallery worker from Wales, stood in pouring rain for much of his hour. He held a Welsh flag and took pictures of the crowd. He said: I started to shiver because of the rain towards the end. Some people were shouting abuse at me when I was up there. At 9pm university lecturer Stephen Roser, 52, from Bristol, blew bubbles and played a song from the plinth and at 10pm art student Mark Longman, 20, created a sculpture. At midnight, Madeleine McLeod, 30, a PR account manager from London, spent her hour on the plinth dressed as a pigeon. Speaking near the plinth, Gormley said: I am very happy with the way its going. Bruce Rothberg, 17, a student from Croydon who turned up to watch, said: It is fantastic art. The people who criticise it just dont understand it. Living art: student Mike Longman makes a sculpture at 10pm; below, Antony Gormley H 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