BORIS JOhnSOn today read the riot act to the private firm causing chaos for Tube passengers. The Mayor made clear his fury after it emerged there were grave doubts that a 500m upgrade to the Jubilee line would be completed by Christmas. The weekend works on the line sym- bolise the worst aspects of the 30bn, 30-year modernisation of the Tube and will mean more crippling Saturday and Sunday closures. Mr Johnson branded the per- formance of Tube Lines simply unacceptable, and said he was hugely frustrated by the delays. Despite being the newest line, the Jubilee has had full or part closures every weekend this year. Another 12 are planned before the end of December, but Tube Lines is demand- ing even more shutdowns to get the work done. The company, which made a 73m pre-tax profit in 2007/8, had initially promised to finish the upgrade by June. Journeys to The O2 arena in Greenwich have been badly hit. Beyonc and Madonna fans complained of a nightmare jour- ney home. Some took six hours. A spokeswoman for The O2 said: This whole process has been extremely frustrating. Mr Johnson has refused to grant Tube Lines five of an extra six closures they want until he has confidence they will deliver. Tube Lines said: We still believe we can work with LU to deliver this vital but hugely complex project on time. London Lite Tuesday, 25 August 2009 Would Ju believe it!Borisfuryas500mTube worksoverrununtilXmas Expertsprobeintodietdrug by dick murray Itsraining catsand slumdogs Put money on Spend it Get real time balance alerts Never overspend Load limits and age restrictions apply.Active O2 customers only. O2 Money card services provided by NatWest.Terms apply, see o2.co.uk/money Search O2 Money or text MONEY to 61202 Were better, connected Exclusive and free to customers Pupils, 7, failing to master maths FEWER seven-year-olds mastered basic maths skills this year, the Government revealed today. Teacher assessments showed 89 per cent of pupils reached the expected Level 2 in maths, down from 90 per cent last year. Planners see light over bar A London bar has been saved after a campaign led by artist Tracey Emin and Madness singer Suggs. The Light Bar on Shoreditch High Street, once a 19th-century electric station, will now become part of a 700m redevelopment. E Continued from Page 1 50 per cent. The US Food And Drug Administration launched its inquiry after receiving 32 reports of liver damage in patients taking alli and Xenical -- the prescription version of the drug which is double the strength of alli. Twenty-seven were admitted to hospital, six of whom suffered liver failure. In Britain, the Medicines And healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MhRA) said it had also received reports that 136 people had liver problems after taking Xenical. An agency spokesman said: Reports of adverse reactions do not necessarily mean they were caused by the suspect medication, as other factors, such as the patients underlying medical condition, may play a role. A spokesman for the American food watchdog said: Our analysis of data is ongoing, and no definite association between liver injury and orlistat [the drugs generic name] has been established. GlaxoSmithKline sold 56m worth of alli in the EU between April and June. It claims users can lose 3lb a week. When alli went on sale in the UK it sparked concerns among health experts who feared it could be abused by people who do not need to lose weight. YOU would think one thing guaranteed in London this summer is a shower when you need one. But a rare outbreak of sunshine meant Oscar-winning director Woody Allen had to order artificial rain. Allen was filming a scene for his untitled summer project in Notting Hill yesterday. It involved Josh Brolin and Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto scurrying for shelter in a caf, where they shared an intimate moment. A dry run: Allen and Freida in the sun Rain starts play: Freida and Brolin in fake rain Frustrated: Mayor attacks private firm 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.html32.html33.html34.html35.html