Thursday, 13 August 2009 London Lite World at a glance Londonfamiliesmournas twoteenskilledonholiday KasabianhitbyswinefluonOztour KASABIAN have been forced to cancel gigs on their Australian tour after lead singer Tom Meighan was struck by suspected swine flu. He was taken to hospital in Sydney for a check-up after he picked up the bug while in Japan. The band are quarantined in their hotel rooms and all concerts have been scrapped. Guitarist Serge Pizzorno said: Were all sick as dogs. 16-year-oldkillsfamilyintheirbeds A TeeNAGer has been arrested after his parents and 10-year-old twin brothers were shot dead as they slept on the French island of Corsica. The boy, 16, is accused of killing all four members of his family in the town of Albitreccia, near the islands capital Ajaccio. He went on the run after the shootings early yesterday, before allegedly confessing last night to a friend, who alerted police. Kirstieslamsreportoffataldisease A roW has broken out between actress Kirstie Alley and US magazine the National enquirer after it claimed she had four years to live, her obesity having left her with a fatal disease. But Alley, 58, denied the story on her Twitter page, accusing the enquirer of spreading more lies than Pinocchio. She said: The National enquirer just sent a text asking, Please comment on the story we are doing about you DYING because you are so f**king fat. I am fat, its the dying part that is hard to confirm. The worlds tallest dog dies THe tallest dog in the world, who stood 7ft 1in on his hind legs, has died from bone cancer. Seven-year-old Gibson the Great Dane -- pictured with chihuahua pal Zoie -- was in the Guinness Book of World records and lived in Grass Valley, California. His front right leg was amputated earlier this year in an attempt to stop the cancer spreading. Javelin train to slash time to Kent coast By mark Blunden TWo London teenagers have died in separate holiday accidents. Liam Manley, 14, drowned in a French lake yesterday, while 17-year-old Andre Young died on the Greek island of Crete after a drinking session. Liam, from London, had been staying with an english friends family when he dived into the lake in the Dordogne resort of St estephe. After swimming out 100ft he got into difficulties, but no lifeguards were on hand to save him as the beach was officially closed for lunch. Lifeguards later retrieved the boy and took him to a local medical centre, but he was pronouced dead at 2pm. Police said: The security of the lake is at the centre of this investigation. Andre, from essex, was found dead on a building site a mile from his hotel in the resort of Malia. It is believed he died from head injuries caused by a fall as he walked home after a night out drinking. Fury: Kirstie Alley Picture of the day RAIL journey times from Kent commuter towns will be slashed with the introduction of 140mph Javelin trains. Train operator Southeastern has been operating limited high-speed services between Ebbsfleet and Ashford to St Pancras since June. Now the high-speed service, using Japanese-built Class 395 trains, is to be extended to Ramsgate, Canterbury West, Dover Priory, Folkestone Central and Folkestone West from next month. There will be two trains from Ramsgate and two from Dover at peak times every weekday morning, with the same number returning from St Pancras in the evening. The service will radically improve journey times, saving 49 minutes on the average com- mute from Ramsgate, which currently takes one hour 50 minutes. It has been intro- duced ahead of the full service, which will begin in December. Southeastern man- aging director Charles Horton said: We want as many people as possible to experi- ence the service before the full timeta- ble is introduced. Speed: Javelin train Pool-er bear: a bear takes a dip in a California swimming pool after wandering into the town of San Dimas. It ransacked bins and was chased up a tree by a dog before authorities fired rubber pellets to send the bear back into the wild. Drinking session: Andre Young, 17, died in Crete HH 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