Thursday, 16 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 EUROPE c-cloudy dr-drizzle f-fair fg-fog h-hail m-mist r-rain s-sunny sl-sleet sn-snow sh-showers th-thunder Low 12-15C (54-59F) Cloudy with heavy, thundery rain or showers. Light winds. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday231ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday46ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 17-20C (63-68F) Five-day London forecast Largely cloudy skies and thundery showers. Breezy. TOMORROW 18 Thunder SATURDAY 20 Fair SUNDAY 20 Showers MONDAY 22 Cloudy TUESDAY 23 Rain Tomorrow 18 17 17 18 20 18 18 18 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-30 Over 30 Under 41 41-48 50-57 59-66 68-75 77-86 Over 86 C F 2 Edinburgh 16C sh Manchester 16C sh Birmingham 16C fCardiff 17C sh Bergen 21C f Oslo 24C f Riga 24C s Warsaw 27C sBerlin 30C f Prague 29C s Munich 28C th Zurich 23C th Geneva 21C th Marseille 29C f Rome 31C s Palermo 33C sTunis 35C s Cagliari 31C s Ajaccio 29C c Barcelona 28C f Madrid 29C s Malaga 34C s Tangier 27C s Faro 26C s Lisbon 24C s Funchal 24C f Tenerife 29C sh Palma 31C s Bordeaux 19C sh Bonn 24C thBrussels 21C th Paris 21C sh Vienna 30C s Budapest 33C s Sarajevo 30C f Athens 35C s Stockholm 26C s Gothenburg 22C f Copenhagen 24C s Amsterdam 21C th London 18C th Penzance 17C sh Belfast 17C sh Dublin 17C sh Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 9.09pm,rises5.04am Moonrise ,sets3.25am TODAYONAPAGE Top Lib-Dem duo defect to the ToriesPDAVID CAmeron today hailed the defection of a Liberal Democrat London mayoral hopeful to the Tories. Barrister Chamali Fernando, 30, from Finchley, ran as the Lib-Dem candidate for mayor of London but was defeated by Brian Paddick in 2007. Her brother Chandila, 32, is also leaving the Lib-Dems to join the Conservatives. The business developer failed last year in his bid to become Lib-Dem president. Tory leader mr Cameron said: I am delighted to welcome Chamali and Chandila to the Conservative Party. It is very pleasing that two people who have played such an active role at the highest level in the Liberal Democrats have decided we are the only party that can deliver the change our country needs. The Tories highlighted that the Fernandos come from a strong Liberal family. They said the pairs father, Sumal Fernando, was the first Sri Lankan to contest a parliamentary seat in the UK, for the SDP in Leicester West in 1983, and he later stood for the Liberal Alliance in nottingham north in 1987. Chamali, who was born in Sri Lanka, first campaigned for the Liberal Democrats at the age of six, and was a member of the party for 20 years. CameronwillblockBlairsbidforEUpresidency PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY A CHILDrenS choir set up by Lily Allens mentor has become an online sensation with one of the pop stars songs. The Capital Childrens Choir of seven to 18-year-olds was formed by rachel Santesso, who discovered the singer. A video of it recording a choral version of Allens song Chinese has now been viewed more than 180,000 times on YouTube. Allen has Tweeted about the video: oh my lord, this is the sweetest thing ever. Fan: Childrens choir sang Allens song Lilysyoungchoir isaYouTubehit Railstafftostrike for8daysoverpayrAIL union bosses have ordered eight days of strikes on London mainline commuter routes. The four 48-hour stoppages on national expesss east Anglia (nXeA) services into Liverpool Street will be on Thursdays and Fridays on 30 and 31 July, and 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 August. Unions rmT and Aslef, which represent most of the drivers and station staff, joined forces to order the strikes over pay and conditions. rmT leader Bob Crow said nXeA offered peanuts to staff despite 500million profits in the past decade. The firm said it offered above-inflation pay rises. DAVID Cameron will try to block Tony Blairs attempts to become eU president. Conservative mPs are aghast at the idea that the former Labour leader could soon be installed at the helm of the eU. If by some chance he was a candidate, yes we would block him, said a source.We did not spend a decade fighting the man to suddenly want to see him in the presidents spot. Shadow foreign secretary William Hague warned: Any holder is likely to try to centralise power for themselves in Brussels and dominate national foreign policies. In the hands of an operator as ambitious as Tony Blair, that is a near certainty. He should be let nowhere near the job. If the eU Treaty is ratified this year, a leading politician may be elected to the post before the next general election is held in Britain. 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