Friday, 17 July 2009 London Lite 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) It will be cloudy through the night with some occasional rain. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday134ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday33ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 18-21C (64-70F) Five-day London forecast Windy with sunny intervals but also the odd shower. TOMORROW 21 Cloudy SUNDAY 20 Showers MONDAY 21 Fair TUESDAY 22 Rain WEDNESDAY 23 Cloudy Tomorrow 18 20 19 19 18 21 20 20 13 12 12 12 13 13 12 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 22 Edinburgh 15C r Manchester 17C r Birmingham 18C drCardiff 18C f Bergen 24C sh Oslo 22C sh Riga 26C f Warsaw 30C thBerlin 20C r Prague 17C r Munich 15C sh Zurich 16C sh Geneva 20C r Marseille 27C s Rome 27C s Palermo 29C fTunis 30C s Cagliari 28C s Ajaccio 24C s Barcelona 26C s Madrid 32C s Malaga 28C s Tangier 28C s Faro 27C f Lisbon 29C s Funchal 24C f Tenerife 29C s Palma 26C s Bordeaux 21C c Bonn 17C drBrussels 17C r Paris 20C c Vienna 20C r Budapest 32C th Sarajevo 31C s Athens 35C s Stockholm 24C s Gothenburg 25C r Copenhagen 20C r Amsterdam 18C sh London 21C c Penzance 16C c Belfast 16C c Dublin 17C sh Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 9.08pm,rises5.06am Moonrise 12.07am,sets4.47pm 14 TODAYONAPAGE Army chief defies PM with troops call PTHE head of the Army openly defied Gordon Brown today with a shopping list demand for more troops and equipment for the war in Afghanistan. General Sir Richard Dannatt said he would ask the Prime Minister for more resources. In an extraordinary challenge to Mr Browns authority, General Dannatt called for more unmanned drones, technical assistance and people on the ground in Helmand. Fifteen British soldiers have been killed in the past month -- 12 of them by roadside bombs. In a stark warning, the general said that tackling road bombs was critical to winning public support. Quite rightly, if we were to carry on with the number of casualties that we had last week, people might say Hang on, this is not a price worth paying, he said. He revealed that he had not asked for as such an increase of 2,000 troops -- to add to the 9,000 in Afghanistan this year -- but made clear he backed an increase of that scale. We do need more troops, we need more boots on the ground. There may well be a case for a short- term uplift. Speaking from Afghanistan, he added that he would raise the issue on his return, saying: We need more, and that will be a shopping list that Ill bring back. Downing Street sources stressed today that the needs of the front line were kept under review. Demands: Gen Dannatt Clarke:Torieswillhavetoincreasetaxes PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PROADS in the City were closed last night to allow 6,500 runners to take part in the annual Standard Chartered Great City 5k. The field for the run -- the only race which closes the City streets -- was made up of teams from offices, law firms, media companies, including London Lite, and insurers. They raised money for Seeing Is Believing, a charity helping eradicate avoidable blindness.Hitting the road: runners start last nights City Race Charityrunners areafinesight Postalworkers strikeandrally PMORE than 12,000 postal workers across London and other parts of the country today went on a 24-hour strike. A rally was taking place this afternoon in Parliament Square with major disruption to traffic expected. Post offices were not affected and were open as usual. The strike was ordered by the Communication Workers Union in an escalating row with Royal Mail over job cuts and pay freezes. PTORY heavyweight Ken Clarke today raised the prospect of tax increases for millions of families as Britain struggles in the economic downturn. The shadow business secretary hinted that David Cameron may increase taxes within months of entering Downing Street if he wins the general election expected in May. Mr Clarke said he was strongly opposed to higher business levies during the countrys economic difficulties. I do think if youre looking for tax increases in a recession, its obvious that you dont look in the first place to business, he said. His comments will be seen as a suggestion that any Tory tax rises would hit households. He conceded Conservatives risked appearing a bit bland because of their caution, but said: I accept personally that we have to be. He backed Chancellor Alistair Darlings refusal to hold a spending review ahead of the election, saying: The idea fills me with the greatest horror.Hints: Ken Clarke I wouldnt go out of my way to find an ugly girlfriend, would I? -- F1 championship leader JENSON BUTTON, leFt, reacts to teasing over his playboy liFestyle I hope I did a good job but if I did it was more by luck -- ex-home secretary JaCqUi SmiTH admits she had no experience oF running anything beFore taking charge oF the home oFFice What, effectively, the police did was to come in and stop 15 people eating burgers -- coach driver aNDREw pOOlE has his birthday barbecue shut down by riot cops in devon aFter advertising it on Facebook DiSTRiBUTiON HElpliNE: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email distribution@thelondonlite.co.uk On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around london visit tfl.gov. uk and click on Journey planner london travel information call 020 7222 1234 24-hours Textphone 020 7918 3015 Travel alerts receive free real-time travel info on your mobile or email, subscribe at tfl.gov. uk/travelalerts For more information on oyster, visit oystercard.com lU Customer services For inquiries, call 0845 330 9880 between 8am and 8pm daily Congestion charging For payment details call 0845 900 1234 or visit cclondon. com london Travelwatch call 020 7505 9000 or visit londontravel watch.org.uk Roadwatch Brixton Road, Brixton: signals out at acre lane. 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