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BT prices correct at 02/07/09 as per www.bt.com Full Ts & Cs at talktalk.co.uk/policies & prices at talktalk.co.uk/pricing Fast, reliable, up to 8Meg broadband (top speed depends on line and location) FREE local calls Unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines^ FREE evening and weekend calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers Line rental just 11.25 a month (you pay us not BT) Need a new phone line? Get in touch 80% of households can get this great deal A brighter price for phone and broadband A bbbbbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhttttttttttteeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr phone and brighter es^ nd Saveup to 111comparedto BT* Had a random guy read my fortune in the street. Scarily accurate. anyone else meet smart fortyish turban guy in Clerkenwell? Believer, London been dating boyfriend a month, he never puts his knife and fork together when hes finished eating... Wrong that it bugs me? Too early to tell him? OCD, EN5 THe InSTanT I arrived at London bridge, iPod started playing London bridge Is Falling down by Kirsty MacColl! any more psychic iPod stories? Sal, KT4 HaS anyone changed a gay man to straight? I am in love -- help! Rosy, London TraveLLed 90 miles and spent 300 on a generator due to the dartford power cut -- 2,000 of koi fish still alive. Phew! Your power cut story? ManForMinxy, DA1 TCHooTCHoo (Txts, Tues): sneezed on Tube, two people moved seats. definitely oTT swine flu behaviour. Is it wrong to pretend to sneeze to get people to move away now, or just cruel? Sniffles, London GueSS what I did last weekend: opened Tower bridge! anyone else done something others dont get to do? Bridge-lifter, GU2 LITTLeLIon (Txts, Tues): guaranteed cure for hiccups -- ask the sufferer what they had for breakfast yesterday. Try it, oh ye of little faith. Del, RM11 LITTLeLIon: yes, theres a way to stop hiccups. Press your finger on the centre of your forehead while holding your breath. Piratequeen, DA1 MarC (Txts, Tues): I have started smile exchanges with a girl every day on romford platform, although Im too much of a wimp to ask her out. Bottlejob, Romford deZ (Txts, Tues): dry-cleaning being a necessity is definitely a myth but its all in the pressing! If you can iron, just stuff it in a hand- wash -- but make sure to pin the shoulder pads! Notodrycleaning, E4 deZ: dont put dry-clean only in machine. did it with boyfriends suit and it came out fitting our eight- year-old. Chastened, London PLeaSed to report that the two big Issue sellers at Liverpool Street recently in bitter row over the patch -- involving police -- were spotted yesterday sharing a snack. romance blossoming. Romantic, EC1 aLex (Txts, Tues): a woodchuck wouldnt chuck any amount of wood cause a woodchuck cant chuck wood. Chris, SW18 KnIveS and forks are overrated (Letters, Tues). buy splades or sporks -- forks that have a sharp edge. easy! Cutter, London deCIded to learn a new language but which one? French, German, Italian or Spanish? Lingo, Kent Should all knife carriers be jailed for six months? CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Christie, pictured, on becoming Miss England. Shes a deserving winner but also looks set for a great athletics career. As for the anti-sexism demonstrators at the pageant in Paddington -- get a life, why dont you? Harvey, Bushey ThERES nothing sexist about celebrating good looks. We all talk to friends about people we fancy. Why is it worse to do that for a competition? Inderdeep, London WE hAvE male, gay and straight beauty contests. Whats the fuss about? Finney, London ThEyRE just for women with low self-esteem to feel good about themselves. Roy, Kilburn aM I alone in being quite pleased about the news of reduced tourist numbers because of the recession? London gets far too crowded every summer. at least now we may be able to breathe out a bit on the Tube. Lara, Beckenham everYone is so outraged MPs take long holidays, but surely the point is britain works fine without them. Yet more evidence for reducing their numbers and giving pay fit for a part-time job. RD, Bounds Green Another thing Cananythingstopclosingtimefights?Willyoujoinmagicpantsrush? Are beauty competitions sexist? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite W E MUST all add our support for mandatory custodial sentences for carrying a knife to the campaign led by Colin and Sally Knox, whose Harry Potter actor son, Robert, was stabbed to death aged 18 last year. The only thing Id add is that a six-month sentence seems too short, but its a start. We should stop at nothing until these killings end. Therese, Camden THE Knox family knows how it feels to be on the front line of the war against knife crime. If they want mandatory six-month sentences, thats fine by me. Mitchell, BR6 THE public will gladly spend money on prisons to keep these people off the streets. This would be money well spent. Gary, London NEVER mind the rights of crimi- nals, what about the right to feel safe walking down the street? These thugs need an effective deterrent to scare them into putting down their knives. Carol, Hackney KNIfE crime is costing lives and it needs a s t r o n g response. Lock them away until they learn their lesson. Gilbert, London LoadS of poor kids -- typically from the black community -- have been dying from knife violence for years. are we paying extra attention now because a white, middle-class kid like Robert Knox is a victim? Fliss, SS8 THE penal system is woefully overcrowded. Sending people to jail for such a low-level offence will only intro- duce them to danger- ous convicts and ruin their lives forever. Matt Sumo, London MaKE the fear of punishment so harsh that they will be frightened to own a butter knife. Gary, Brentwood Textpoll Q:Areemployersresponsible for spread of pig flu at work ? OurlastresultShould schools have blanket CCTV coverage? YES 54% NO 46%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite Dont let thugs get off lightlyStab victim: 18-year-old Robert Knox, with mum Sally e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukGoing on holiday? Dont miss a single edition! 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