Thursday, 23 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) Clear periods, but with show- ers moving in from the south. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday191ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday34ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 18-21C (64-70F) Five-day London forecast Sun and heavy, potentially thundery, showers. Breezy. TOMORROW 20 Showers SATURDAY 23 Fair SUNDAY 23 Fair MONDAY 24 Showers TUESDAY 23 Fair Tomorrow 19 20 19 19 19 20 18 19 12 12 12 12 13 12 14 13 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 13 Edinburgh 18C sh Manchester 18C sh Birmingham 19C shCardiff 17C sh Bergen 18C sh Oslo 21C sh Riga 22C sh Warsaw 25C thBerlin 23C sh Prague 25C s Munich 24C f Zurich 23C sh Geneva 25C sh Marseille 32C s Rome 31C s Palermo 34C sTunis 40C s Cagliari 32C s Ajaccio 31C s Barcelona 30C s Madrid 33C s Malaga 35C s Tangier 28C s Faro 27C s Lisbon 27C s Funchal 25C f Tenerife 31C sh Palma 34C s Bordeaux 23C c Bonn 21C shBrussels 20C th Paris 22C sh Vienna 30C s Budapest 35C s Sarajevo 37C s Athens 37C s Stockholm 23C c Gothenburg 18C sh Copenhagen 21C sh Amsterdam 20C sh London 20C sh Penzance 18C sh Belfast 17C c Dublin 17C sh Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 9.01pm,rises5.13am Moonrise 6.57am,sets9.37pm TODAYONAPAGE Yearsofovercrowdingin1bnrailplanCOMMUTERS face years of delays and overcrowding on one of Britains busiest rail lines which is being electrified. Prime Minister Gordon Brown today hailed the 1.1 bn rail electrification programme on the Great Western mainline between London, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. The Government is also spending 100m on electrifying lines between Liverpool and Manchester Electrification will mean faster, quieter and more efficient trains, which break down far less often, said Transport Secretary Lord Adonis. However, the Department for Transport is cancelling an order for 200 diesel carriages for services that will be electrified which experts fear will lead to delays in tackling carriage overcrowding on the network. More than 100 bridges and tunnels on the Great Western mainline are also due to be demolished or altered as part of the project. Replacement bus services and delays are expected at weekends, and possibly weekdays, while the programme is completed by 2017.Arriving: a crowded train Ministersmaylose controlofexams PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY A BARRISTER was taken out of the High Court in handcuffs after being arrested on suspicion of common assault. Colin Challenger had been representing a debtor at a bankruptcy hearing when it was adjourned. Angry onlookers, who apparently believed Mr Challengers client has wronged them, became upset at the delaying tactic as the hearing had already been adjourned on numerous occasions. In a waiting area, one man walked towards Mr Challenger, insulting him, and the barrister is alleged to have put his hands to the mans chest, pushed him out the door and bolted it. Police were called by the mans wife. Arrested: Colin Challenger outside the High Court Barristerheld for assault in court row 19thsoldierkilled THE 19th British serviceman to be killed in Afghanistan this month was due to be named by the Ministry of Defence today. The soldier from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, who was attached to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died in an explosion yesterday morning while on patrol in the Nad e Ali district of central Helmand province. His next of kin have been informed. MINISTERS could be stripped of their powers over exam standards amid concern that the Government has undermined school tests. New exams watchdog Ofqual could ban Government officials from attending its meetings in a radical attempt to assert its independence from Whitehall, it was reported today. The plan emerged as MPs warned that Government interference contributed to last years Sats fiasco in which results for 1.2 million pupils were delayed. They hate seeing me die, overdose or having sex -- Actress SiennA Miller, left, sAys she hAs to cover her dAds eyes to censor her more explicit screen scenes I am no saint, by now you have figured that out -- itAliAn prime minister Silvio BerluSConi jokes About revelAtions of his pArtying with models And escort girls How does the bitch do it? -- coronAtion st stAr StepHAnie BeACHAM wAnts to know the secrets of how her pAl joAn collins is still A beAuty At the Age of 76 DiStriBution Helpline: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around london visit 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 uk/travelalerts for more information on oyster, visit 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 Roadwatch Fulham rd, West Brompton: works at the junction of gunter grove and finborough rd. Strand, Holborn: works at lancaster place. upper St, islington: works between liverpool rd and duncan st. Brompton rd, Chelsea: works between sloane st and knightsbridge green. pall Mall, Westminster: works between cockspur st and waterloo place. Commercial rd, poplar: works between west india dockrdandbasinApproach. tollington rd, upper Holloway: works at holloway rd. Seven Sisters rd, Hornsey: works at st Anns rd. By using mobile services in Lite you may receive occasional SMS/email messages from Lite and other DMGT Plc companies. You will not be charged for these messages and may opt out by texting STOP to the originating number. QUOTESOFTHEDAY THE FAR SIDE BY GArY lArSon piCCADillY line: minor delays between Acton town and heathrow (all terminals) due to an earlier fire alert at hatton cross. WeSt BroMpton: no step- free access to the northbound london overground platform due to a faulty lift. Bird cellars nDoubts have emerged about whether the Conservatives will keep Crossrail on track. Amid claims shadow chancellor George osborne and Mayor boris Johnson are at war over the 16bn scheme, there are fears a tory government could delay or trim it. A party spokesman would only say: Crossrail is an important piece of infrastructure. that is why we backed it. 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