Police Community Support Officer had been stationed outside the school gates yesterday morning. The parent, who did not want to be named, said: Parents are very upset. The man who did this struck at a time when the street was absolutely jammed with parents and children going to the school. People are saying this car has been seen near other schools in Islington. Islington council said today that Canonbury School had issued a letter to all parents asking them to be vigilant. One parent said a London Lite Thursday, 9 July 2009 125% home loan to beat the negative equity trap Pitbullpups seizedinraid onbreeders Snatch bid near Boris school THESE two pit bull terrier puppies were among 20 animals seized this morning by police in a series of raids on suspected south London dog-fighting breeders in Kennington. The swoop was part of Operation Navara, targeting pit bull-type weapon dogs believed to be used for fighting and intimidation. The animals will be examined by the Mets dog unit before a court hearing decides their fate. No arrests were made. by mark blunden Chefs top gong is a female first ANGELA HArtNEtt has become the first female chef to land the UK restaurant industrys top award. the 40-year-old, who runs York & Albany in Camden and Murano in Mayfair, was named chef of the year at the Cateys, the fine dining Oscars. Gallery director in plinth rescue DIrECtOr of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, stepped in when a member of the public failed to turn up for their living sculpture stint on the trafalgar Square fourth plinth. He spent his time sketching the view. Nationwideoffersnichedeal BrITaInS biggest building society has launched a 125 per cent mortgage, it emerged today. nationwide said the very niche product was aimed at homeowners trapped in negative equity who were keen to move house. It is being offered only to the firms existing mortgage customers whose house value is less than the mortgage on the property, but who want to move. The offer comes despite tighter lending criteria introduced by virtually all lend- ers in the wake of the credit crunch. nationwide said existing customers in negative equity would be offered its 95 per cent loan-to-value deals, with rates of 6.73 per cent fixed for three years, or 7.48 per cent fixed for five years. The interest rates for the addi- tional borrowing, up to another 30 per cent, rise to 7.23 per cent and 7.98 per cent. nationwide said: It is a very niche offer. all we are doing is allowing them to carry across negative equity they already have. Its not about additional borrowing or additional risk. Mortgages worth up to 125 per cent of house values were offered by northern rock before the bank collapsed. The Bank of England today kept inter- est rates at 0.5 per cent for the fourth month in a row. The Monetary Policy Committee also decided not to expand its quantitative easing programme. Vigilant: Johnson has a child at the school ParEnTS at the north London primary where Mayor Boris Johnson sends one of his children have been put on alert after a man tried to abduct a youngster near the school. The incident happened on Monday near Canonbury School in Islington. an eight-year-old girl was on her way to another school in the borough when a man tried to get her into a black Volkswagen car. The girl managed to run away and was not hurt. Fighting chance: a dog taken from breeders in south London H Rescued: two of the pit bull terrier pups taken by police 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