Friday, 31 July 2009 London Lite chargeasyougoAutomatedsystemtoendfinesmiseryformotorists Bikersleg brokenin policecrash Drinktonight ...Italian CarluCCIos SopranoS fans take note: Carluccios keeps it in the family with its Vini di Famiglia festival running until Saturday, which sees them serving Sicilian wines from family vineyards. The planeta clans alastro white (12.50 a bottle) is only available here, and theres Settesolis Carthago Mandrarossa 2008 (15.95), an intense and spicy award-winning red wine. 12 West Smithfield, EC1 (020 7329 5904) Chris Beanland Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat WIllys WIne Bar WillyS doesnt sound very italian we realise, but stick with us -- because if its bold italian wines youre looking for then Willy has a great selection that hed like you to guzzle down. on the list are the likes of a Garganega ponte pietra Trebbiano, a light, fresh and floral white for 3.95 a glass -- but theyre happy to pour you a glass of anything italian you fancy here. 107 Fenchurch Street, EC3 (020 7480 7289) CONGESTION charge fines will soon be a thing of the past for many motorists thanks to an automated payment system being introduced next year. New technology means drivers will be able to have the 8 daily charge deducted from their account auto- matically, eliminating the threat of fines of up to 180 for late payment. The system will be introduced following an election pledge from Mayor Boris Johnson to make the congestion charge fairer and simpler to use. It has been developed by IBM for when the group takes over the run- ning of the charge from Capita in November. Transport for London said the system should be in place by the start of next year. On average 100,000 fines are issued each month, and nine million late penalties have been handed out since the charge was introduced in February 2003. TfL takes 73m a year in late penal- ties. Drivers are charged 8 if they pay on the day they travel and 10 the day after. The charge can get up to 180 if not paid within a month. TfL said it had considered the loss in revenue from fines when making long-term budget plans and that it had cut costs to compensate. The congestion charge costs at least 130m to administer and raises 89m each year for re-investment into public transport. Paul Watters, head of the AAs roads policy, said it was time the payment system was changed. He added: Its wrong to have so much revenue from penalties. Anything that reduces that is really a bonus. by bo wilson Collision: police and ambulance staff work at the scene of the crash in the New Kent Road Hurt: the injured biker is helped A MOTORCYCLIST broke his leg after colliding with a marked police car yesterday. The biker, believed to be about 30 years old, was taken to Kings College Hospital after the accident on the New Kent Road at 5.45pm. The police car, which was responding to an incident, was allegedly not operating its blue light or siren. An investigation is under way. 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