London Lite Thursday, 20 August 2009 11 Backpackerssentenced to work in Rios slums Itsgoingtobealongtimebeforetheyflyhome by georgina littlejohn Shocked: British tourists Shanti Andrews, left, and Rebecca Turner with Andrews father, Alan, at yesterdays hearing in Rio Drinktonight ...inasmallfirmspub The Fox From the same people who brought you the Lord Stanley, one of the finest gastropubs in NW1, The Fox is a small company offering in Shoreditch. Like the Stanley, its not mucked about with too much. Its stripped but chic and offers real ales including old Hooky and Sussex Best, as well as Deuchars IPA (3 to 3.20). 28 Paul Street, EC2 (020 7729 5708) ChRis Beanland read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat The Cove ST AuSTeLL BreWery is opening a Cornish-themed pub in the capital later in the year, with all Cornish beer and food, and TV screens that will show Newquay surfers. until then, The Cove is your best taste of Cornwall, owned by the West Cornwall Pasty Company and situated in Covent Garden Piazza. Treats include pasties (2.90) and Skinners Ale (3.50) to wash it down. The Piazza, WC2 (020 7836 7880) TWO British backpackers who admitted making a false insurance claim in Brazil may carry out their community service in Rios slums. Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner were yesterday handed the 16-month sentence by a judge in the city, who will decide whether they will work in local hospitals or teach English in the citys poor areas. The women, both 23, who were said to be stunned and upset at the decision, will not be able to return to the UK until they have completed their punishment. Andrews father, Alan, was in court and was said to be very shocked. Her mother, Simone Headley, said last night: Its going to be a long time before they fly home, Their lives are potentially ruined. She added that the girls are likely to appeal. However, the Sussex University law graduates, who are unlikely now to enter the legal profession because of their criminal record, could be home in half the time. Turner, from Newbury in Berkshire, and Andrews, from Frant near Tunbridge Wells, can either carry out one hour of commu- nity service a day for 16 months, or two hours a day for eight months. Their lawyer, Renato Tonini, said he was disappointed with the ruling and will appeal. He said: It is more than we were expecting but at least theyre not going to prison. The women were at the end of a nine-month trip when they falsely claimed they had been robbed of items worth 1,000. They were arrested after a police search of their hostel room uncovered some of the missing items. They were con- victed of making a false report to police, attempting to defraud an insurance company and making financial gain by a false report. 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html