Thursday, 13 August 2009 London Lite For the full detailed forecast for your area, call: 0905 168 0619 Calls cost 50p per minute at all times from a BT landline (Mobile costs may vary) weatherweather TONIGHT TOMORROW EUROPE c-cloudy dr-drizzle f-fair fg-fog h-hail m-mist r-rain s-sunny sl-sleet sn-snow sh-showers th-thunder Low 12-15C (54-59F) Generally cloudy skies but it will remain dry. Just light winds. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday120ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday34ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 20-23C (68-73F) Five-day London forecast Rather cloudy but largely dry. Humid. Moderate winds. TOMORROW 23 Cloudy SATURDAY 23 Cloudy SUNDAY 21 Fair MONDAY 22 Fair TUESDAY 23 Fair Tomorrow 22 22 21 22 23 23 21 23 12 14 13 13 13 14 15 14 Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-30 Over 30 Under 41 41-48 50-57 59-66 68-75 77-86 Over 86 C F 11 Edinburgh 17C r Manchester 20C r Birmingham 21C drCardiff 20C c Bergen 16C f Oslo 20C s Riga 16C sh Warsaw 21C sBerlin 22C s Prague 21C f Munich 23C r Zurich 25C f Geneva 28C s Marseille 33C s Rome 30C s Palermo 31C sTunis 35C th Cagliari 31C s Ajaccio 29C s Barcelona 31C s Madrid 34C s Malaga 31C s Tangier 33C s Faro 29C s Lisbon 34C s Funchal 26C f Tenerife 27C s Palma 31C s Bordeaux 32C s Bonn 21C drBrussels 23C f Paris 27C s Vienna 24C f Budapest 25C f Sarajevo 25C th Athens 32C s Stockholm 18C f Gothenburg 19C s Copenhagen 21C s Amsterdam 22C c London 23C c Penzance 18C c Belfast 18C r Dublin 19C r Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 8.26pm,rises5.45am Moonrise 10.39pm,sets2.29pm TODAYONAPAGE Slump OVER in Germany and FrancePBRITAIN was today left in the slow lane of Europe when France and Germany pulled out of recession earlier than expected. Their recovery was in sharp contrast to the UK economy -- Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned it is facing the biggest slump in modern history. France and Germany both saw their economies grow by 0.3 per cent between April and June. Britain is not predicted to emerge from recession until the end of the year at the earliest. Christine Lagarde, Frances finance minister, was so excited she interrupted her holiday to break the news. She said: The data is very surprising. After four negative quarters France is coming out of the red. Germany saw its exports increase by seven per cent in June, the fastest rise for nearly three years. France also benefited from strong exports and higher consumer spending, with shoppers encouraged by falling prices. Germanys economy had shrunk at more than three times the rate of its neighbours but was stimulated by policies such as allowing motorists to trade old cars for new. But the Bank of England said our economy would contract by as much as 5.5 per cent, far exceeding the bleak prediction of a 3.75 per cent fall in Chancellor Alistair Darlings April Budget. The Bank put the country on alert for a slow and protracted recovery. Excited: Ms Lagarde ToryMPfacesaxeoverexpensesscandal PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PCOMMUTERS can now plot their journey while they wash -- with a shower curtain Tube map. The American designers, Izola, claim their product is the first shower curtain of its type to be officially licensed by the Underground. The New York-based company says it costs about 30 to buy one and have it delivered to the UK.Has it got Waterloo? the Tube map shower curtain Shower...but mindthetap Railstrikecalledoff aspaydealagreed THE National Express East Anglia strike was called off this afternoon, meaning the company hoped to run a fuller service from Liverpool Street this evening. The 48-hour walk-out by three unions -- Aslef, the RMT and TSSA -- crippled services used by 150,000 passengers to the station. Drivers from Aslef called off the strike after National Express offered a deal for improved pay and conditions. The RMT and TSSA were meeting today to discuss the deal and it was expected they would also accept. Trains could still be disrupted tomorrow because rolling stock is out of position. PDAVID CAMERON was braced for fresh embarrassment in the expenses scandal today as another Tory MP faced the axe for misusing taxpayers money. As shadow Commons leader Alan Duncans future hung in the balance after he complained that MPs were forced to live on rations, backbencher Anne Main prepared for a deselection vote. Ms Main, 52, MP for St Albans, was exposed earlier this year for letting her adult daughter live rent-free at her taxpayer-funded second home. A meeting of St Albans Conservative Associations 300 members has been called to decide whether Ms Main should contest the next election. It is understood the MP, who won the seat from Labour in 2005, will address the meeting, then an association spokesman will do the same before members vote on her future. Association chairman Seema Kennedy said the formal deselection process was triggered when Ms Main refused to resign voluntarily.Exposed: Anne Main Botox? I dont see it as any different to getting your hair done -- ex-olympiC swimmer sHArron dAviEs, 46, left, vows to fight ageing every step of the way On your birthday we wish you well. We would hate to see you in a cell... -- oxforDshire Cop Andy boyds Cheerful greeting CarD message to loCal Crooks whiCh has helpeD Cut Crime by 18 per Cent It was just a big bully who took Mummys car...just a bad man -- five-year-olD dAvid LAW, who jumpeD out at lights after a thief stole his mums Car in manChester disTribUTion HELPLinE: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email distribution@thelondonlite.co.uk On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around London visit tfl.gov. uk and click on Journey Planner London travel information Call 020 7222 1234 24-hours Textphone 020 7918 3015 Travel alerts receive free real-time travel info on your mobile or email, subscribe at tfl.gov. uk/travelalerts for more information on oyster, visit oystercard.com LU Customer services for inquiries, call 0845 330 9880 between 8am and 8pm daily Congestion charging for payment details call 0845 900 1234 or visit cclondon. com London Travelwatch Call 020 7505 9000 or visit londontravel watch.org.uk Roadwatch victoria Embankment, Holborn: lanes restricted and diversions in place at northumberland ave. richmond Circus, richmond upon Thames: Queues expected around kew road approach. Queens road, Peckham: restrictions at pomeroy street junction for water main replacement. Finchley road, Hampstead: northbound contraflow. broad Lane, south Tottenham: burst water main has reduced westbound to one lane. victoria: approaches to station being upgraded. Clifford Avenue, Putney: road closed from Chalkers Corner. By using mobile services in Lite you may receive occasional SMS/email messages from Lite and other DMGT Plc companies. You will not be charged for these messages and may opt out by texting STOP to the originating number. QUOTESOFTHEDAY norTHErn LinE: minor delays due to late finishing of engineering work. WAnsTEAd sTATion: Closed until end of august. CAMdEn ToWn: no down escalator service. HEATHroW TErMinALs 1,2,3: reduced escalator service. i wouldnt be seen dead in a cardboard coffin! 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