London Lite Friday, 14 August 2009 Prices correct at time of going to print, subject to availability and conditions. Prices per night based on 2 sharing accommodation in August 09. Deal based on top secret hotel accomodation, see website www.lastminute.com for full terms and conditions italian hotels from 49 get more get more summer 09 Loaded gun is found in hunt for gems gang SpidersWeb-leyasU2takeoverstadium THE record for the biggest audience at Wembley Stadium will be broken when U2 perform there tonight. More than 88,000 people are set to attend the gig, breaking the record held by Foo Fighters, who appeared in front of 83,000 fans last year. The extra capacity for U2 has been made possible by a 64ft-high stage, the tallest in the world, called The Claw. The four-legged, crab-like construction ensures that theres more room for fans. Frontman Bono said: The Claw means more people can fit into the shows and everyone will be closer to the action. by Karen attwood Parents pay guards to walk kids home Caught on CCTV: raiders enter Graffs Inbrief Needasnooze? BlameyourDNA OUR need for eight hours sleep is down to genetic programming, according to research. While a lack of sleep makes many people feel run down, those with a short- sleep mutation gene function normally during the day despite having less time in bed. The University of California study said those carrying the sleep mutation gene need on average two fewer hours in bed each night. DETECTIVES hunting the Mayfair jewel raiders have made a dramatic breakthrough, finding a loaded gun. Details of the discovery emerged as police issued an urgent appeal to trace a silver Mercedes and a blue VW Sharan used in the 40m Graff Diamonds robbery. Both cars had number plates stolen from legitimate vehicles. Scotland Yard issued the registra- tion numbers of the cars today and appealed for anyone who may have seen the vehicles to contact them. The number of the B-Class Mercedes is LV06 HFA and the Sharan has the plate RA07 XEV. Police said the loaded gun was not one of the two handguns used by the smartly dressed robbers to fire warning shots during the raid. Officers refused to say where it had been found, but one possibility is that it was abandoned by the rob- bers in their initial getaway car -- a blue BMW that they fled from to the Mercedes after it collided with a taxi in Stafford Street. The weapon was being examined by ballistics experts today to see if it had been fired. Detective Chief Inspector Pam Mace said: We have recovered a loaded firearm that is connected to this incident. Several lines of inquiry are ongoing but I am happy with the way it is progressing. Police sources say the gang left a trail of clues as they fled. Detectives hope to gain crucial information from the Charles Fox make-up studio in Covent Garden, where the two robbers had latex disguises made just hours before the raid, duping a make-up artist by pretending they needed them for a pop video. While there, the men tried on two custom-built masks and forensic experts are examining them, along with other items from the studio, for traces of DNA. However, detectives believe the pair, who struck on Thursday last week, may have been recruited for the robbery because they are not known to officers and their DNA will not therefore be registered on police databases. Claw-some: U2s 64ft-high stage packs in more people Record-breakers: Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 HUNDREDS of parents are hiring bodyguards to escort their children home from school or nights out. After a series of muggings in north London, security firms are being paid to protect teenagers as they return to their homes. Abi Mohamed, head of Hocroft Trading and Security in Hampstead, said his staff regularly meet youngsters when they get off the bus and either walk them home or follow slowly in a car. He said he has 200 clients for the service, which costs 800-1,000 a year. Mr Mohamed added: Many of the young girls we look after have been mugged in the past. One mother, who did not want to be named, said: Both my teenagers use the firm. My daughter is 18 and often phones ahead to make sure a guard is outside the house. Beautifulwayto help cancer fight WOMEN cancer patients are being offered free treatments at a beauty salon that puts all its profits into a cancer charity. The Silver Pearl in Bond Street, set up by Rachel Simkiss, whose mother suffered from cancer, uses cash from paying clients to fund women with cancer. Beauty treatments can give patients something to look forward to and make them feel like women again, she said. H 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.html