email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 10 Monday, 17 August 2009 London Lite LONDON LITE PROMOTION For your chance to win and for full London Lite terms and conditions, log on to www.metro.co.uk/lite. Alternatively, text LL DISCO followed by your FIRST NAME and POSTCODE to 65400 e.g LL DISCO ALISON SW19 8BV. Texts cost 50p, standard network charges apply. The competition closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August 2009. The winner will be chosen at random from the entries received and notified by 5pm Thursday 20 August 2009. Usual Lite promotional Rules apply (see www.metro.co.uk/win). The Editors decision is final. The promoter is London Lite, 2 Derry Street, London W5 8TT. HOW TO ENTER *Terms & Conditions: 15 winners will receive a pair of tickets to Roller Disco at The O2. Ticket entitles you to a two-hour session at Roller Disco. Winners will be notified by 5pm on 20 August 2009. The Editors decision is final. Usual London Lite Promotional Rules apply. The promoter is London Lite, 2 Derry Street, London W5 8TT. Roller Disco is open from 10am - 10pm (last session of the day open to over 18s only). Tickets not valid for this session. The NatWest Adapt Account The NatWest Adapt account is a current account for 11 to 18 year-olds. Under 16s must obtain consent from a parent or guardian before they can open an account. As well as offering a good rate of interest on your money and the chance to personalise your own debit card, the account comes with a range of benefits from selected retailers, including: Discounts at Borders and Game.co.uk Mobile phone discounts at Carphone Warehouse 2 for 1 cinema entry at VUE cinemas 25% discount on a 16-25 Railcard (available to age eligible customers) For more information visit www.natwest.com/adaptrollerdisco or pop into your local NatWest branch Win a pair of tickets to Roller Disco at The O2 N atWest will be at Roller Disco at The O2 from the 21 - 31 August, and together with London Lite, is giving you the chance to win one of 15 pairs of tickets to join in the fun. Set to a soundtrack of disco, pop and RnB tunes, Roller Disco offers something different this summer, where you can enjoy a two-hour session on the rink. No need to worry if youre not a pro, Roller Disco is supervised by qualified instructors. So if you want to give it a go, check out the details below to enter. Get creative As well as showing off your skating skills, you can also exercise your creative side and have the chance to win some exciting prizes. At Roller Disco, NatWest will be offering everyone their chance to create your own digital graffiti designs on a large spray wall. After creating your design on the digital screen, you will be able to retrieve it online later, and NatWest Adapt account holders will be able to personalise their debit card with their own design for 5. i WAS really hot on the Tube and a cute Yorkshire guy fanned me from Liverpool Street to Kings Cross. Get in touch! Rebecca, NW6 MY friend went swimming at lunchtime only for the fire alarm to go off so she was evacuated outside in her swimming costume. Male colleagues saw her looking a tad embarrassed! Aimee, CR2 i WiSH girls were more forward. if you like us, ask us out, or at least ask for our number. Si, NW1 GoT dumped for another man, then had to work for eight hours with my ex. Got to my car and found she had smashed the mirrors off. Great! Ollie, EN5 STArTinG maternity leave next week. Wanted to thank Tube users for giving me a seat every day. ive not had to stand for the last two months. Wonderful! Hilary, KT4 rAiL revenue officers? What a load of rubbish. They are ticket inspectors! Whats the best over english youve heard? Fed up, W1 To the mature man who made a gesture towards me from the passing ipswich train at romford on friday. Youre old enough to know better. Grow up, grandad! Offended, RM7 SHouLd police be punished for not clearing up after horses? Heaps in Cannon Street. KC, Kent AnYone else suffering post- traumatic Tannoy syndrome from the non-stop rail and Tube announcements? Please give it a rest! JB, PE6 forGoT a fork for my food on the train. Any suggestions for alternative cutlery i can make from everyday items? Currently using a library card. Harry, NW5 JAde (Txts, Fri): i gave a girl a second chance after she didnt reply to a text. im now happily married to the greatest wife ever! Darren, Luton WHATS with the annoying habit among cyclists of sitting on pedestrian crossings? Although i do enjoy letting them know its annoying. Daniel, London CuriouS girl (Txts, Fri): the Battersea seating is for red Bull X-fighters motorbike stunt event on 22 August. expect to see dirt mounds and ramps moving in to form an arena. Andy, RM19 JuST heard those beautiful words: But footballs always on, what about me? to a poor bloke on the Tube. You have to love the start of the footy season Overheard, W1 SAM (Txts, Fri): why does the person offering you a tissue when youre upset have to be fit? dont be so shallow! HP Sauce, SE18 JAMeS (Txts, Fri): hottest guy in London is the new security manager at 10 Gresham Street. Anon, London Would you pay for a guard to walk your child home? U2 and the Rolling Stones are the two biggest bands in the world. no one from our current crop of so- called stars will be selling out stadiums in 30 years time, like U2 did at Wembley at the weekend. arctic Monkeys? Bah! Squiz, Hammersmith I LIKE U2s music but I cant stand the band members. Bono, pictured, is a clown and the less said about The Edge the better. does his wife call him The Edge, do you think? Paul L, north London U2 May have played a huge Wembley gig but thats only because their music is so boring. They want to appeal to as many people as possible but end up offensively inoffensive. Macey, East Finchley THe story about the girl who got herself fired on facebook is hilarious, but the boss should have been more professional and fired her in private. i am wary of using facebook, you never know who is reading your stuff. Jason Stone, Stratford God help the contestants on American idol. if i was on id demand not to be given singing tips by Victoria Beckham -- because her solo career went well, didnt it? Ali Sichilongo, London Another thing ShouldtroopsstayinAfghanistan?IsHardingcutoutforthemovies? Are U2 at the top of their game? 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 I F I were a parent I would be worried about leaving my children with an unlicensed guard, as some parents in Hampstead do when they hire bodyguards to walk their children home from school or nights out. I hope the guards have been approved by someone in authority. Peter, London WE DO not want or need private militias in this country. Whats next? Vigilante armies to round up paedophiles? Come on guys, give the police a break. They are doing their best. Harry, Perivale ITS better to teach your kids to look after themselves, such as through taking up boxing or karate. They wont be weaklings any more and theyll sock it to the bullies! Plus, itll keep them fit. Hannah, Angel THIS is another example of fight- ing the effect of crime and not the crime itself. The thugs will just target other, less well-off, kids. James K, Illford THE rich are a selfish bunch. These middle-class parents can afford to protect their children but dont give a damn about any- one else. Im a child of the Sixties and I feel increasingly cut off from these children of Thatcher. Tom Woods, London WHAT happened to the childhood of Enid Blyton? Those days were so carefree and innocent. I would want my children to enjoy their youth, not be followed around everywhere by a thug wearing a big leather jacket. Ben W, London A RECENT Louis Ther- oux docu- mentary on South Africa s h o w e d t h a t crime had got so bad that private vigilantes were taking over the mechanics of law and order. They were unaccountable, corrupt and violent. Please tell me we are not going down that path. Joti, Ealing Textpoll Q: Should Charles have a say on architecture? OurlastresultShould Alan Duncan be sacked? YES 78% NO 22%*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 Leavethe minders to celebs Security: Lady GaGa being escorted by a bodyguard e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukGoing on holiday? Dont miss a single edition! 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