London Lite Tuesday, 14 July 2009 Inbrief Stockwell killer wins his appeal The Stockwell Strangler has had his murder convictions reduced to manslaughter. Kenneth erskine is serving at least 40 years for strangling seven victims aged 67 to 94. Psychiatric reports given to the Appeal Court as evidence of his diminished responsibility said he was severely schizophrenic when he killed three women and four men in south London in 1986. erskine, now 46, was jailed in 1988. Pope won over by Harry Potter The Vatican has broken with its traditional stance on harry Potter and given the latest film its seal of approval. In a review of the sixth film in the series, the official Vatican newspaper, LOsservatore Romano, said harry Potter And The half-Blood Prince made clear the difference between good and evil. In 2003, Cardinal Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI, attacked the series subtle seductions. vigil may continue for all 50 dateS of comeback tour thousandsturn up for Jackos o2 first night meet our new Singleton dating columniStS Starting today on Page 19 nMICHAEL JACKSON fans have created an eternal moonwalk online in a tribute to the singers dance move. Fans uploaded films of themselves moonwalking, which were put to music to create a never-ending video. The first video on eternalmoonwalk. com -- created by a Belgian radio station -- is of Jackson strutting his stuff but the clips are played at random, with moonwalking brides, astronauts, and even pets. One viewer said: This is a very cool tribute. THOUSANDS of Michael Jackson fans gathered at The O2 arena yesterday to remember the star on what would have been the first date of his London concerts. Fan networks organised the tribute to their idol, where they sang his songs and celebrated his life at the makeshift shrine. Ellie Howlett, 24, a student from Portsmouth who made the trip with her sister, said it was a chance for a final goodbye and was in con- trast to the sombre memorial service in Los Angeles last week. She said: I cried when I signed the memorial wall, but apart from that the atmosphere has been happy. I had tickets to see the concert this week and I had to come down just to be with other fans. Its a way of getting closure. Last night would have been the first of 50 planned dates for Jacksons This Is It comeback tour. Some fans gathered at The O2 had dressed in Jackson costumes span- ning his 40-year career, from red leather Thriller outfits to sequined military jackets and single white rhinestone gloves. Michael Lewis, 25, a retail man- ager from Edmonton dressed in full Jackson stage costume, had spent more than 1,000 on concert tickets for seven dates. He said: I think there will fans meeting here for the whole of the 50 nights he was meant to perform. Weve been dancing and singing, remembering his music, but also all the good that he did. A minutes silence was held at 6.30pm, when the doors would have opened, and footage of Jackson, who died aged 50 last month, was broadcast on TV screens. Leo King, 28, a business journalist from Kingston, took promoter AEG Lives offer to trade in his 75 ticket for a souvenir version rather than a refund. Mr King said: I decided that if I didnt, I might regret it. United stand: fans who had tickets to Jacksons London concerts made the pilgrimage to the venue, dancing, dressing up, singing his songs and signing a tribute wall by MARK bLUNDEN 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