Tuesday, 4 August 2009 London Lite Boris: Ill sue to get home cash MIDDLE-AGED smokers have a far higher risk of developing dementia, research revealed today. Smokers between the ages of 46 and 70 have a 70 per cent higher chance of chronic memory loss, according to the study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. People with diabetes have more than double the chance of suffering the condition, while those with high blood pressure face a 60 per cent higher risk. BORIS JOHNSON is threatening to sue the Government to prevent London losing more than 100m for housing. The Mayor believes that the capital is not getting its fair share of 1.5bn of extra cash pledged by the Prime Minister to help the construction industry out of recession. He said: I am looking at how I can win back Londons rightful share of funds, and reverse those decisions that condemn many of Londons poorest families to live in unacceptable conditions. by bo wilson Hattie jibe: Labours deputy Harriet Harman Dementiarisk forsmokers Fast talkAninstant interview with... LittLe boots THE Lancashire-born musician, aka Victoria Hesketh, 25, plays at Nokia Skate Almighty tomorrow. The event at Potters Field, Tower Bridge, runs until Sunday. Free tickets at nokiamusic.co.uk Tube or cab? I prefer the Tube because its generally quicker and more economical, but I always end up getting a cab just because Im always running late. Glastonbury or V? Glastonbury (right) definitely. It has more of an atmosphere. V is a lot more commercial. Boots or trainers? Definitely boots. Boots by name, boots by nature. Designer or vintage? Probably designer, but a young new designer so you can get something no one else has. Vintage is getting overdone, Im tired of trawling through overpriced East End village stuff. Chelsea or Camden? I guess Camden. I dont know London that well yet -- Ive only been here a year. Chelseas a bit posh. Hawley Arms or Mahiki? I wouldnt go to either. Id rather go to the pub with my mates. Noel Fielding or Russell Brand? Russell is funnier, but he knows it. Ill go with Noel. He doesnt seem to be trying as hard. Pixie Lott or Pixie Geldof? A lot of people say I look like her [Lott]. Ill say Pixie Lott to make peace, but I think Pixie Geldof (left) is pretty cool. Max Thurlow harman: Men do find me difficult because Isay No Jokebox......... Charlie thinks I dont know the difference between antelope blood and cheap red plonk HaRRIeT HaRMaN has confessed that some men find her difficult to deal with because she wont take no for an answer. Labours deputy leader, who sparked con- troversy by demanding higher status for women in City boardrooms, admitted that her strident attitude made some men uncomfortable. Well, I do think that I want to see change for the better -- and change is sometimes difficult for people if they dont want to see change, she said in an interview with the evening Standard. asked which of her traits were dis- liked by men, she said: Perhaps not taking no for an answer. Ms Harman seemed hurt, however, by he r c a u s t ic n ic k n a me H a t t ie Harperson, invented by enemies to lampoon her feminism. I think most politicians have got plenty of nicknames that change over time, she said after a pause. Im not bothered, really, about nicknames. Theres nothing I can do about it. Ms Harman, widely tipped as a front- runner in the next Labour leadership contest, spoke as she settled in as stand- in for Gordon Brown, who is holidaying in Scotland and the Lake District. Gordon is in charge, she said firmly. I am co-ordinating the team. Her duties include attending daily briefings at Number 10 on subjects rang- ing from the days headlines to top secret security matters. 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.html