London Lite Monday, 24 August 2009 2mgems are stolen in 39secsBikegangterrifiesshoppers Davenport:manischarged FansfuryasOasispulloutofVFestivalgig Video link ban for Yemen cleric YEMEN-based Islamist preacher Anwar al-Awlaki has been banned from speaking via video-link to an event at Kensington Town Hall to raise funds for Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay -- amid claims he backs attacks on UK troops. Church of rock gets 1m facelift A FORMER church in Notting Hill that has played host to some of the biggest names in music is to reopen on Saturday after a 1m revamp. The Tabernacle in Powis Square, in which Pink Floyd rehearsed, will be an arts centre. by mark blunden london eye: pages 8&9 review: page 24 A mAn aged 25 was today charged in connection with a knife attack on West Ham United footballer Calum Davenport. Worrell Whitehurst, of Finsley Walk, Derby, was charged with grievous bodily harm after the 26-year-old player was allegedly stabbed in Bedford on Saturday. Bedfordshire Police said Whitehurst was also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Davenports 49-year-old mother, as well as driving while disqualified and possession of a bladed article. He will appear at Bedford magistrates Court later today. A 19-year-old man arrested after the incident was released on police bail. Davenport and his mother were this morning said to be stable at Bedford Hospital. West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola said today that the club was very, very sorry to hear of the attack. He added: We cant imagine what he has been through. Stable: West Hams Calum Davenport A GAnG on motorbikes carried out a smash-and-grab raid that netted nearly 2m in 39 seconds. The robbers struck in daylight at jewellery store mozafarian opposite Harrods in Brompton Road. Six thieves on three bikes sped up to the shop and one smashed the front glass and door with a sledgehammer while he and at least two others burst in and grabbed handfuls of jewellery. Less than a minute after they arrived they fled -- scattering jewels across the pavement. Store boss Sokol Salia said: We knew something was wrong when the motor- bikes left the road and drove up on to the pavement. There were six big guys with helmets and one smashed the door. All you could hear was the din of broken glass. They came in and took almost everything. There was a huge panic. An elderly woman customer in the store was left crying with fear. Shoppers outside were stunned by the raid and too terrified to intervene. mr Salia said that afterwards some passers-by helped pick up pieces of jewellery and return them to the store. The most expensive item stolen in last Wednesdays raid at 11am was a 500,000 diamond necklace. The store was tar- geted in a similar raid last June and fitted with security glass. It comes 13 days after the 40m gems raid at Graff Diamonds in mayfair. Police say there is no connection. Sledgehammer: thieves smash the window OASIS faced a bitter backlash today as fans reacted in anger to the band pulling out of their headlining gig at V Festival. Fans who paid up to 130 for a ticket to the festival were furious the Gallagher brothers -- one of the main draws of the weekend -- cancelled with just hours to go. Snow Patrol stood in as headliners with a set that included cover versions of Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova but it was not enough to satisfy those who had waited all weekend to see Oasis. One disgruntled fan said: Its a massive disappointment because so many people paid just to see Oasis. When the announcement flashed up on the big screen, there was a really nasty atmosphere in the arena, and a lot of people left early. And celebrities including Harry Potter star Rupert Grint also vented their anger as thousands left the Chelmsford site disappointed. He said: Im gutted. Oasis was going to be the highlight of my weekend. Some believe the withdrawal had more to do with the brothers feuding than Liams viral laryngitis, which was the official reason for cancelling. Cover: Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody, right 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