16 Monday, 20 July 2009 London Lite takeaways blamed as three times more forks are sold diners doing away with their knives Inbrief baby escapes 20ft fall unhurt A BABY boy was unhurt when he plunged 20 feet after crawling out of a second-storey window. Callum Longhurst, 20 months, of Brighton, hit the lawn below but medics said he bounced because his young bones were so supple. Callum clambered on to a coffee table and sofa to reach an open window while his 22-year-old mother Dawn was out of the room. Doctors gave him the all clear. bank reclaims spurs chiefs jet A JET belonging to the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been repossessed in a row over unpaid mortgage payments. The British subsidiary of troubled Icelandic bank Kaupthing acted after chairman Daniel Levys English National Investment Company allegedly failed to keep up repayments on a 15m loan. Mr Levy is said to be unconcerned by the tit-for-tat action. Out of place: Brits buying more forks than knives as one-handed eating increases LONDONERS are buying almost three times more forks than knives as traditional dining etiquette dies out. The surprising trend, which has emerged over the past two years, is shown in figures from department store Debenhams. Experts believe it is due to the growing popularity of ready meals and takeaways, which can easily be eaten with just a fork. The habit of one-handed eating has also been common in America for over a decade, and it is believed to be rubbing off on British visitors. Debenhams is launching a Civilised Dining Campaign to protect the tradi- tional way of eating, with etiquette experts in stores to help customers. Spokesman Ed Watson said: Using a knife and a fork has held this country in good stead for centuries. Its one of the mainstays of being British. 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html