Friday, 31 July 2009 London Lite H 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 11-14C (52-57F) Mostly dry with clear spells and variable cloud. Gentle winds. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday141ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday46ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 19-22C (66-72F) Five-day London forecast Outbreaks of rain, clearing later on. Breezy. TOMORROW 22 Showers SUNDAY 21 Fair MONDAY 20 Rain TUESDAY 22 Rain WEDNESDAY 25 Cloudy Tomorrow 21 19 19 20 20 22 19 20 12 12 12 12 13 12 14 14 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 20 Edinburgh 18C sh Manchester 19C r Birmingham 19C rCardiff 19C r Bergen 19C c Oslo 20C f Riga 20C f Warsaw 24C sBerlin 27C s Prague 27C f Munich 28C s Zurich 29C s Geneva 31C s Marseille 32C s Rome 29C s Palermo 31C sTunis 35C s Cagliari 31C s Ajaccio 28C s Barcelona 29C s Madrid 33C s Malaga 35C s Tangier 29C s Faro 26C s Lisbon 26C f Funchal 26C s Tenerife 35C s Palma 32C s Bordeaux 26C s Bonn 27C sBrussels 25C sh Paris 25C sh Vienna 29C s Budapest 31C f Sarajevo 30C f Athens 34C s Stockholm 21C s Gothenburg 18C f Copenhagen 20C f Amsterdam 24C s London 22C sh Penzance 18C f Belfast 17C sh Dublin 18C sh Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 8.49pm,rises5.25am Moonrise 5.26pm,sets TODAYONAPAGE Minister blames his Brummie accentPTHE Defence Secretary today confronted his critics by admitting he is less intellectual than the Forces chiefs who advise him. Bob Ainsworth also said he knew his appearance and accent were off- putting to some people. The former shop steward said: I dont try to pretend I am cleverer than a general or the Chief of the Defence Staff. But I can bring something else, a knowledge and understanding of Parliament and of civilian life. The former Jaguar factory production line worker said snobbery drove some of his critics: I speak with a Midlands accent. I drop my aitches. I suffer with an asthma-related condition that means I speak with a gravelly voice. I have a moustache that some people appear to take offence to. Mr Ainsworth was a surprise appointment last month because the key post of Defence Secretary usually goes to a Cabinet veteran. He told the Daily Telegraph: I have strengths and I have weaknesses. I dont pretend to be able to write a great thesis or doctorate -- I have no pretensions in that direction. But Ill tell you what I do have. I have a good feel for ordinary people, for politics, and those are my strengths. I understand, I hope instinctively, where many of our Armed Forces come from. He admitted the Government did not do enough to champion the Armed Forces in the early years of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Labour crackdown on benefit scroungers PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY THE British schoolgirl fighting for her life in Greece may have contracted the swine flu virus in London last month, doctors said today. Natasha Newman, 16, was on a family holiday in Cephalonia when she fell ill. A Greek doctor involved in the case said: If we had been notified earlier it would have been much easier to face the case quickly and more efficiently. Meanwhile, research shows half of the children taking anti-swine flu drug Tamiflu have suffered nightmares, nausea, stomach cramps and insomnia. Seriously ill: London teen Natasha Newman Swine flu girl had the virus in London P LABOUR launched a crackdown on cheats and scroungers today as the party tried to revive its support among working families. A blizzard of announcements kicked off with moves to ban fee- paying foreigners from receiving organs donated to the NHS and guidelines stating that migrants cannot jump the queue for council houses. Housing minister John Healey promised action against fraudsters who rent council homes and then sublet them. On Monday ministers will unveil rules that they claim will stop migrants entering who cannot contribute to Britains economy, plus a pilot scheme to make young people work for benefits. The Tories dismissed the plans as gimmicks. The organ transplant rules will only apply to private patients, but EU nationals can still join the NHS waiting list. The Government said the housing guidelines were to dispel myths rather than change entitlement, and do not bring in powers to prioritise long-term local residents. Lord Mandelson said his plans would appeal as the core values of Middle Britain are rooted in... our dogged sense of fair play.Plans: Mandelson -- Actress GwyNeth PaLtrow, left, on losing weight with A detox diet which included meditAtion And no Alcohol Women would ask me to sign their breasts and Id think, eh? 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I feel pure and happy...and much lighter candid: Bob ainsworth Borisransoms USembassyPBORIS JOHNSON has gone into battle with the US government over plans for a new embassy in London. The Mayor says he is prepared to reject a scheme for a 500m base in Battersea if his planning vision for the capital is breached, and if 2.5m is not given to Crossrail, for which funding is being sought from all big developers. He wants changes to the buildings plans. The US has security fears over its present Mayfair site. 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html