London Lite Monday, 20 July 2009 Go Beck home!Boos as David accusedof tryingtodesertLA team Inbrief Angelas Ashes authordiesat78 FRANK McCOURT, the Irish- American author of Angelas Ashes, has died aged 78. He had been suffering from meningitis and skin cancer and died yesterday at a New York hospice. Angelas Ashes, a memoir of McCourts impoverished childhood in Ireland sold millions of copies, won a 1997 Pulitzer Prize and in 1999 was made into a film with Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. 12.3bnsurge inhomeloans MORTGAGE lending rose last month to its highest level since December. A 17 per cent hike saw 12.3bn advanced in a pick-up in activity, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said today. It estimated gross mortgage lending at 33.3bn in the second quarter, but this was unchanged from the first three months of the year. Last months figures are 48 per cent down on the 24.8bn lent in June last year. VIP support amid the hostility: from the left, Gary Barlows son Daniel, impresario Simon Fuller, Barlow, Victoria, her father Tony Adams and Tom Cruise watch the match Confrontation: Beckham extends his hand to an irate fan who is surrounded by security men beside the LA Galaxy pitch towards the former England captain yesterday. Support- ers of his LA Galaxy team accuse him of trying to set up a permanent move to AC Milan while playing for the Italian club on loan. To make matters worse, his first game on his return to the Home Depot Centre stadium in LA was a friendly against AC Milan. A section of the 27,000 sell- out crowd booed 34-year-old Beckham every time he touched the ball and held up signs reading Go Home Fraud and 23: Repent in reference to his shirt number. At half-time, Beckham walked toward a section of the crowd known as the LA Riot Squad and motioned to a fan to come closer. A supporter jumped down from the seats and was subdued by security before being taken away and arrested for trespassing. One of the guys was saying things that werent very nice. It was stepping over the line, Beckham said. I said, You need to calm down and come shake my hand,and he jumped over. LA Galaxy fans accused Beckham of calling out one of our guys but Beckham insisted that he had tried to shake the mans hand. He could be seen trying to make peace after things threatened to boil over. A line of yellow-jacketed security staff stood between the supporters and the pitch as a precaution in the second half. At one stage Beckham supplied a cross that ended in an LA Galaxy goal and he turned and made a shushing gesture at LA Galaxy supporters. He then spread both arms wide as if to say, What do you want? Watching in the VIP seats with Victoria was her father Tony Adams, Tom Cruise, Kate Beckinsale, David Walliams, impre- sario Simon Fuller and Take Thats Gary Barlow. It marked the end of a rough week for Beckham that began with him and team captain Landon Donovan accusing each other of being unprofessional. E Continued from Page 1 Plea: Beckham asks the crowd What do you want 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