London Lite Tuesday, 21 July 2009 Cable fire leaves londoners with three-day power Cut Man jailed for car boot kidnap ILLEGAL immigrant Justice Ngema, 35, who abducted nurse Magdeline Makola, 38, and left her tied up in her car boot for 10 days last Christmas was jailed in Glasgow today for at least eight years. Ms Makola suffered hypothermia. eat your crusts to beat cancer BREAD crusts may not make your hair curl -- but scientists believe they can help prevent bowel cancer. An Indian research team found regular intake of crust chemical pronyl-lysine appears to halt pre-cancerous colon lesions. 60,000homes blacked out by vandals blaze THOUSANDS of London families face having no electricity until Thursday after vandals caused the capitals biggest blackout for years. Up to 60,000 homes across south-east London including Bexley, Orpington, Bromley, Dartford and Welling were left without power when a fire damaged four main circuits yesterday afternoon. Police believe that vandals trying to steal equipment may have started the blaze on a cable bridge in Dartford. It is Londons biggest power cut since August 2003, when 500,000 people lost their electricity supply. Hundreds of shops have been forced to close and drivers spoke of terrify- ing conditions on the roads as traffic lights and street lights failed. As Sophie Penfold and student Alice Howarth, both 19, lit candles at home in Bexleyheath last night, Ms Howarth said: Parts of the area are like a ghost town. I dont know what well do if it carries on much longer. I havent been able to wash. Alan Crouch, 46, a finance assist- ant from Dartford, lit a barbecue under a shopping trolley to cook food thawing in his freezer. He said: A lot of people are very angry that the power company hasnt let us know whats going on. French-owned power company EDF said workers trying to fix the lines may not be able to do so until tomorrow. However, a source at the firm claimed repairs would take two days. EDF said it will provide back-up generators in key areas, while police announced additional patrols. by mark blunden A film starring Sienna miller about the Sixties suffered another blow as its director walked out. Hippie Hippie Shake is based on the book by Oz magazine editor Richard Neville with miller as his girlfriend louise ferrier. But its director Beeban Kidron has left, following her screenwriter husband lee Hall and citing creative differences with producer Working Title. One of the movies characters, magazine publisher felix Dennis, described it as the worst film to be made in the 21st century. Siennas director walksout H Probe: police at the cable bridge in Dartford Fry up: Alan Crouch and his trolley barbecue Dark days: Alice Howarth, left, and Sophie Penfold, right, light candles 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