Wednesday, 5 August 2009 London Lite H City banker who threw himself on to the rails Clintonflies homewith freedpair by georgina littlejohn Inbrief Insect repellent health warning INSECT repellents used by millions of holidaymakers are potentially toxic, warn scientists. The chemical DEET, which is the main component of many anti- mosquito sprays, can damage the nervous system and could cause fits in children, according to French researchers at the University of Angers. They said pregnant women are also vulnerable. Young drinkers blame boredom HOLIDAY boredom is blamed for London teenagers drinking to excess. One in ten 16-to-17-year- olds in the capital binges on alcohol out of term time at least once a week, figures reveal today. And 49 per cent said they will drink during the summer holidays as they have nothing better to do. The YouGov survey, for the charity Drinkaware, polled 1,071 16- and 17-year-olds online last month. Passengers face Heathrow delay PASSENGERS arriving at Heathrow face delays getting to the terminal from their plane because of a lack of gangways. Thousands are having to get on buses rather than walk straight from their flight into the main building. Outbound passengers are facing the same delays when boarding because there are not enough gangways, or piers, which connect the aircraft to the terminal. Archaeologist in burial site death AN ARCHAEOLOGIST suffocated himself using a bin liner inflated with a helium canister at an ancient burial ground, Westminster Coroners Court heard. Justin Slot, 34, was found by a dog walker in Putney Old Burial Ground in May. New Zealand-born Mr Slot, who fought depression for years, is believed to have dined with his sister before killing himself. Jokebox......... FORMER US President Bill Clinton smiled as he welcomed two American journalists freed from hard labour in North Korea onto a flight home. The two women, who work for Current TV, an American channel co-founded by Clintons vice-president Al Gore, were arrested for illegally crossing into the North from China. They were sentenced to 12 years in June. Clinton secured their release in a meeting with Korean leader Kim Jong-il. The US State Department said he was not promised any rewards. The women, Laura Ling, 32, and Euna Lee, 36, shook hands with Mr Clinton as they boarded. Welcome:Clinton and the women A CITY banker threw himself to his death in front of a rush-hour train hours before a dinner date with his wife. Carl Pereira, 36, an acquisitions manager at Allied Irish Bank, was killed by a 75mph express at Wimbledon station. He had phoned in sick to his office then told his wife, Gemma, he was going for a walk and would meet her later for dinner. Mr Pereira had apparently been coping well with the pressures of his job, and his death was described as a mystery. When he leapt into the path of the train last April, Mr Pereira, despite not being known as a heavy drinker, was nearly five times the legal driving limit, an inquest at Westminster heard yesterday. His wife, a nursery worker, set up a tribute site on Facebook immedi- ately after his death. Writing on the networking website, Mrs Pereira said: I miss you so much every day but always have you in my heart. Mr Pereira was born in India and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He met Gemma in 1999 and they married in 2007. The couple lived in a large ter- race house in Wimbledon. Mr Pereiras boss at Allied Irish, David Lock, today described him as a strong professional. Mr Lock said Mr Pereira had been acting normally in the weeks before the trag- edy but had been working round the clock on a major project. He was working hard, but seemed able to cope, he said. The news of his death took me by complete surprise. Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe recorded an open verdict and said it was impossible to be sure what had led Mr Pereira to take such action. Dr Radcliffe said: There was no plan- ning, he had no psychiat- ric history. So its a slight mystery, Im afraid. Tribute: Carl Pereira and wife Gemma I dont know what it actually does but I must have it 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