London Lite Thursday, 30 July 2009 7 Hols girl, 16, in swine flu fight for life Fast talkAninstant interview with... CERYS MATTHEWS FORMER Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews, 40, has recently started presenting a daily BBC6 Music show, 1-4pm. Performing or broadcasting? Performing, as the feeling you get when you play in a band is glorious. Broadcasting is totally different. At the moment its like having a new toy, its very exciting. New or old songs? Old songs. Can you imagine having written any of The Clash songs or any Smokey Robinson songs? Welsh or English? Oh you are a bugger. If youre singing hymns or trying to get your babies to sleep then Id definitely say Welsh. But for rocknroll its got to be English. Festival gigs or intimate concerts? If I had to pick a single gig from my career it would be Glastonbury 1998. It was the first time that such a big audience was singing the chorus to Road Rage and that was immense. Showbiz parties or quiet nights in? Definitely quiet nights in although my house is never that quiet. Im trying so hard to be one of those mothers that can discipline her children without raising her voice and Im failing miserably. Charlotte Church or going to church? I would say Charlotte Church (left) but Id like to go to church with her just to find out what she sounds like singing those old hymns. NICK McGRATH A LONDON schoolgirl was fighting for her life in a Greek hospital today after contracting swine flu while on holiday with her family. Natasha Newman, 16, from Highgate, was on a life-support machine after suf- fering lung damage and complications. Doctors said her condition was critical but stable. The teenager, who is not thought to have been suffering from any underlying health problems, was admitted to hospital on the island of Cephalonia. After her condition deteriorated and she fell uncon- scious she was flown to Athens, where she remained today in intensive care. Doctors at the Agia Sofia Childrens Hospital claimed Natasha had swine flu for at least eight days before help was sought. Her parents, Julian Newman and Nikki Boughton, were at her bedside. Mr Newman, a businessman, said: Natasha is very bad. She has chronic respiratory failure. She has complications like pneumonia. Dr Lina Sianidou, head of the intensive care unit, said: She is in a critical condi- tion and very much struggling. Natasha, a pupil at Gordonstoun public school in Elgin, Scotland, is believed to have developed a dangerously high temperature and severe breathing difficulties. News of her condition sparked panic on Cephalonia, where doctors allegedly refused initially to treat her. Its in the best interests of Jackos kids Home: the Newmans house in Highgate, north London Holiday spot: swine flu has sparked panic in Cephalonia BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN KYLIE MINOGUE tried a breezy new Eastern look as she indulged in retail therapy in Paris. The pop princess, 41, ditched her usual cute, tailored outfits for a flowing red tunic top and harem pants, topped with an ethnic- looking silver necklace. parental rights in exchange for a big payout. Mr McMillan said: Its in the best interests of the children. Theres no situation better for them than to be raised and reared in Mrs Jacksons care. Blankets mother has not been identified. The deal is expected to be approved by a judge in Los Angeles on Monday. A court had already made Mrs Jackson temporary guardian of the children after the singers death last month. The three have been at her home in Encino, California, since then. Mrs Jackson is separated from Michaels father, Joe. Breezy does it: Kylies new look in Paris yesterday Kylies harem fashion Continued from Page 1 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