London Lite Tuesday, 11 August 2009 how presenter put the health secretary on the spot Showdown: presenter Castle challenges Andy Burnham on GMTV today Inbrief coffee breaks costa too much CASH-STRAPPED workers are ditching coffee shops for the office vending machine. Sales of lattes and cappuccinos have jumped 55 per cent in nine months at LTT Vending, which has more than 3,500 machines in the UK. Drinks cost 50p on average compared with more than 2 at high street shops such as Costa Coffee. o2 Jacko tribute gigs cancelled TWO Michael Jackson tribute concerts planned for The O2 arena at the end of the month have been cancelled because promoters failed to sign up performers in time. US entertainment giant AEG had intended to hold the concerts on 29 and 30 August. Leona Lewis, Usher and Justin Timberlake were among the stars lined up to perform covers of Jacksons hits. woman teacher on sex charges A WOMAN teacher at a London school has appeared in court accused of engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 15. The 26-year-old, charged with six counts, was released on conditional bail. She is due to appear before Southwark crown court next Tuesday. She has been suspended by the school, which cannot be named for legal reasons. razorlight man turns radio DJ RAZORLIGHT frontman Johnny Borrell is to present a Sunday night music show on XfM. Asked to turn DJ after a one month trial, he will host The Sunday Service: Songs They Dont Play On The Radio for nine weeks starting on 6 September. Borrel said XfM was the only station to let me play Buju Banton next to Allen Ginsberg. GMtV andrew: tamiflu nearly killed my girlby karen attwood GMTV presenter Andrew Castle today revealed how his daughter almost died after taking Tamiflu during an outbreak of swine flu at her school. He had a heated exchange with Health Secretary Andy Burnham, who defended the Government decision to give the drug to children as our only line of defence. Mr Burnham appeared on the breakfast show after research from Oxford University cast doubts on whether Tamiflus benefits outweighed the side effects. Castle told how his 16-year-old daughter Georgina suffered very heavily. It hap- pened after five pupils at Alleyns School in Dulwich were diagnosed with the ill- ness in May and his wife, Sophie, went to the school to pick up the drug. The Health Protection Agency just handed it out at the school, he added. My wife said Georgina was asthmatic and had flu-like symptoms, so they gave her a double dose of Tamiflu and sent her on her way. But next day she was in a terrible way. She had a massive asthma attack. At one point she was lying on our floor going grey. She couldnt breathe. Georgina was taken to St Georges She was in a terrible way: GMTVs Andrew Castle with daughter Georgina Hospital in Tooting, where she was kept in isolation. Castle, 45, said: This happened about three weeks before she took her GCSEs. She had three days in hospital and was poorly for another six days. Mr Burnham told him: It must have been a very worrying situation for you, but that was in a different phase of the illness when we were seeing the scenes from Mexico and were trying to isolate every case and give Tamiflu to those around those cases. Plea: Doherty arriving at the court in Cheltenham today Doherty in court accused of drink-driving after gig Pete Doherty was in court today to face a drink- driving charge after he was stopped following a sell-out gig. the Babyshambles frontman, 30, was pulled over in June after police spotted a car driving erratically in the early hours. he had just finished a gig at Gloucester Guildhall music venue. Doherty, in a suit and trilby hat, signed copies of his book for fans today outside Cheltenham Magistrates Court. he was told to appear again in october to answer the alcohol charge and fix a date to try a charge of dangerous driving. At an earlier hearing he admitted drug possession and driving without a licence. he was also today fined 500 for an unrelated minor driving offence. HH Double trouble: Petes car outside court 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