London Lite Wednesday, 26 August 2009 11 Councils Paki slur by kevin widdop Inbrief African athletes vanishinLondon FOUR Ethiopian athletes have gone missing from their London hotel the day before they were due to compete in tonights Falkirk Cup event. Scottish Athletics confirmed that the two men and two women fled from their hotel and failed to make their connecting flight to Edinburgh. Railwaytragedy brother killed THE brother of the train driver who died in the 1999 Paddington rail disaster has fallen to his death in Egypt. Builder Alan Hodder, 42, a father-of-four from Berkshire, fell 12ft from a balcony while on holiday in the resort of Sharm el Sheikh. His brother Michael was among 31 victims of the crash. Onlinedocfaces beingstruckoff A dOCTOR was found guilty of misconduct today for breaching a ban on prescribing drugs on the internet. dr Julian Eden, 47, ran the site e-med before being banned for two years in 2007 for multiple misprescriptions. The General Medical Council will decide if he should be struck off. Marks&censored!Drugs muralcoveredatstation A RAIL company approved a mural by graffiti artists -- but failed to notice it featured Welsh cannabis trafficker Howard Marks. The work was commissioned at Nunhead station by Connex South Eastern in the Nineties. It was later covered up with white tiling, which was recently replaced -- revealing the murals star. New franchise owner Southeastern said: Its not in keeping with what we would commission at a station. A LONDON council has apologised after the term Paki appeared sev- eral times in an official document describing the nationalities of schoolchildren. Conservative-run Redbridge council initially blamed a technical error, saying Pakistani had been automati- cally abbreviated by computer. But investigations found there was plenty of space on the spreadsheet for Pakistani to appear in full. Elsewhere in the document giving the ethnic breakdown of children at schools in Redbridge, Asian pupils were referred to as Pak, as well as Pakis. Anti-racism campaigners said it was almost impossible to believe anyone could fail to under- stand the offensive nature of the term. The Equality and Human Rights Commission said the document has been passed to its legal enforcement team. The council, which has one BNP member, now admits it was not a computer abbreviation and blames human error. An inquiry has been launched. A statement says: Redbridge council fully accepts this term is wholly unacceptable and would never condone the use of such language. Townhallapologisesafterusingracisttermindocument Nice try: the mural depicts Howard Marks aka Mr Nice Whitewash: the art is under tiles 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