This is Londons MESSAGEBOARDemail your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat 10 Thursday, 6 August 2009 London Lite in your flat When you join Sky with the HD Starter Bundle for just 27.25 a month 9extra a month ^Barclays Premier League on Sky Sports 1 and 2 (9 extra a month for Sky Sports 1 or 2, 18 for both).*Box prices are recommended retail prices only and may vary depending on your specialist installer. There will be a one-off cost for your Managing Agent for the earth bonding of the shared dish equipment by a qualified electrician of their choice. Sky TV Packages: From 17.50-47.50 per month (pm). Prices will increase from 01/01/10 due to VAT change from 01/01/10 Sky TV packages will increase by 50p or 1 if you have both Sky Movies and Sky Sports Packs. HD Pack price will increase by 25p pm. Shared Dish: Installation of Skys shared dishis subject toyourManagingAgents agreementandis suitable forblocks with less than 48 flats and up to 3storeys. Set-up:Standardinstallation for SkyHD box is free for new Sky TV customers taking the Sky HD Pack and any one of Sky Sports 1 or 2, or Sky Movies 1 or 2 (otherwise 30). Standard installation for existing Sky TV customers free if taken with Multiroom (otherwise 30). Non-standard set-up may cost extra. SkyHD: 9.75 pm for the HD Pack. HDchannelsreceiveddependonyourSkyTVpackage.SkyHDbox49RRPfornewSkyTVcustomerstakingtheHDPackandforexistingSkyTVcustomerssigning up to another 12-month minimum term for Sky TV. One 49RRP box per household and not available if you already have SkyHD box. Box price differs for customers who are not eligible for discounted pricing. SkyHD can store an average of 30 hours of high definition and an average of 80 hours of standard definition programmes. Sky functionality requires a Sky subscription (free for Sky TV customers, or 9.75 pm) and two satellite feeds. HD ready TV required. General: 9 extra pm for Sky Sports 1 or 2 is available to existing customers from 1 September. Your Sky box(es) must be connected to a fixed telephone line for 12 months. SkyHD box prices may vary if you live in a flat. You must get any consents required (e.g. landlords). Minimum Sky TV/Sky/HD Pack/Multiroom subscriptions 12 months. You must be 18 years or over. Channels/programmes and prices subject to change. Prices shown apply to customers paying by Direct Debit. For continuous debit/credit card mandate, 50p monthly charge applies. Information only applies to residential customers in UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Further terms apply. Calls cost 5p per minute (plus up to 8p connection fee) for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Correct at 23 July 2009. Dont miss out on our amazing line up of exclusively live Barclays Premier League^ games this coming season all in stunning high definition. Plus theres UEFA Champions League and Carling Cup games, as well as live Ashes, the US Open Tennis and much more. Get closer to the action with a SkyHD box for only 49RRP* 49RRP* SkyHD box with free standard installation (normally 30) when you take our HD Starter Bundle from 27.25 a month and Sky Sports from an extra 9 a month. For SkyHD in your flat Call 08442 411 341 Believe in better from Up to 5 times more picture detail Superb quality sound Enjoy up to 33 HD channels Pause and rewind live TV Customise your HD Starter Bundle to suit you Your HD Starter Bundle gives you the HD Pack, with access to the UKs widest range of high definition channels, plus your pick of any 1 standard definition Entertainment Pack all for 27.25 a month. You can add extra Entertainment Packs for just 1 each a month, and for the ultimate high definition viewing experience add Sky Movies and Sky Sports. Special installation service for flats Our shared dish can serve the whole building (subject to survey) and its free when four flats in your block register for Sky TV. Well work with you to register other residents and liaise with your Managing Agent to get everything set up. Does anyone else get slightly panicky when they cant get their shoes off? David, London so eIGHT out of 10 women prefer a man with a hairy chest and a paunch (Lite, Weds)? Form an orderly queue here, girls. Lemon, DA12 FURRY (Txts, Mon): friends wife found him asleep standing up in the wardrobe, he was holding on to the rail like he was on the Tube. Insomniac, Kent FURRY: one of my flatmates sleepwalked into my room, took off her clothes and did a wee on my PC. I was lying next to a new friend at the time. The friendship didnt last long... Rick, N7 soRRY to the guy on the Victoria line this morning who I chucked a spider at. Didnt realise you were right behind me! Richard, SW11 My girls, aged two and four, wave at every aeroplane flying over southend. Next time youre passing, please wave back. DanXoch, Southend KeV (Txts, Weds): good or bad to look younger? Well, Im regularly asked for ID buying alcohol and chatted up by guys of 17 thinking Im their age. Im 37! Babyface, W4 KeV: as your best friend I feel it is my duty to tell you that you may be 29 in a fortnight but you dont look 20! sorry. Durst, DA7 NeeD 25,000 for kitchen extension, shall I risk 25,000 savings on red or black casino bet to pay for it? Crazygambler, ME4 MaURI (Txts, Weds): heres another helpful domestic rule. Im not allowed to do washing-up at home in case I get sink wet! Em, DA3 MaURI: my mother-in-law used to tell us thered be enough milk if we didnt drink it! Major, SG4 aNYoNe else get attacked by thousands of flies at Harrow-on- the-Hill station? Dave, HA2 NICK (Txts, Weds): dont you realise cyclists are saving the planet? so theyre allowed to flout the law and be self-righteous sanctimonious berks! Its the law! Shaun0, RM14 FlYING ant day is near. Foot soldier spotted at Cannon street tonight. Powder at the ready! SJ, Sevenoaks HIGG (Txts, Mon): not just vacation instead of holiday, great has become awesome too. Wake up london, youre not from the states!! Wocken, Kent WHaT happened to womens lib? Now were oppressed by plastic boobs, false nails, Botox, etc, etc, etc. Discuss. Juney, CRO GeRVINHo (Txts, Tues): Ive been wearing my festival wristbands for three years. Theyre part of me and arent going anywhere! Alice, Surrey sPeC (Txts, Weds): I know someone who has been with their partner for 21 years and there is a 36-year age gap! Spence, TW13 Should Speaker get 20,000 to do up his flat? WHAT great news if its true that David and Victoria Beckham, pictured, have found a house in Chelsea to come back to London. Theyre a great British institution -- home is where they belong. Ollie, NW5 LonDon isnt big enough for both their egos. But then the northern hemisphere probably isnt big enough for both of their egos. Jim, London ITD be great to see Becks back. But his wifes a rubbish stylist. Shed be better off at centre left for England women. DR, Essex IF BBC exec alan Yentob wants the Government to stop meddling, the Beeb should support itself, not use our money. We see limited performers earn millions in a slump. Time for privatisation and the real world, alan. Helene Davidson, London oNe way to tell if a film is good or not: check the class of celebs at a premiere. Who asked the Big Brother rejects to The Ugly Truth gala? I feel sorry for its star Katherine Heigl -- one to avoid, I think. Isabel, Shadwell Another thing Aresocialnetworkingsitesgettingold?IsBrownspunishmentright? Does Becks belong in London? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite T HE House of Commons is as capable of change as a leopard is of changing its spots. No sooner is a new Speaker, Tory John Bercow, voted in, than he presents a bill for 20,000 to redecorate his grace and favour home. So much for reform after the MPs expenses scandal. Rosie, Essex IT SEEMS the crunch doesnt apply to MPs. They still raid the public purse at ridiculous expense. No way should it cost 20,000 to refurbish an already luxurious flat. Even with young children it only requires a stair guard from Mothercare and youre away. Lois, London IM NorMally all for keeping with tradition, but really, why does he have to live in the Palace of Westminster apart- ment at all? What a bunch of parasites they all are. The hard-working public get away with nothing, while MPs fleece our taxes. Sue, Kent If WE cant afford the right military equipment, or some cancer drugs, then we certainly dont have enough money for this bill. How long do we accept this? Mikkiduk, Hackney HES entitled to have his official home changed to suit his needs as a father of three children. The charges mainly relate to childrens safety. any employer would meet this cost. Jane, London WEll done to the House of Commons on voting in Bercow as Speaker over someone respected and no-nonsense like ann Widdecombe. Now watch the expenses continue to flow. Bob, Cheam THESE places should be appointed by tender for the lowest price, and if that means Ikea furniture, then so be it. Jude, London DIffErENT snouts, yet still the same trough. Cameel, KT9 Textpoll Q:Shouldmiddle-class pensionersgetabuspass? OurlastresultAre ministers meddling too much in the BBC? YES 73% NO 27%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite Living it up at our expense Flat rate: Bercow says the refurb is for child safety e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukGoing on holiday? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: 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