Wednesday, 26 August 2009 London Lite H For the full detailed forecast for your area, call: 0905 168 0619 Calls cost 50p per minute at all times from a BT landline (Mobile costs may vary) weatherweather TONIGHT TOMORROW EUROPE c-cloudy dr-drizzle f-fair fg-fog h-hail m-mist r-rain s-sunny sl-sleet sn-snow sh-showers th-thunder Low 14-17C (57-63F) Rather cloudy with the odd spot of rain. A moderate wind. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday157ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday47ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High. Lights High 21-24C (70-75F) Five-day London forecast Mostly dry but the chance of a shower. Humid. Breezy. TOMORROW 22 Cloudy FRIDAY 20 Fair SATURDAY 21 Fair SUNDAY 21 Fair MONDAY 23 Fair Tomorrow 24 21 21 22 24 22 21 22 15 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-30 Over 30 Under 41 41-48 50-57 59-66 68-75 77-86 Over 86 C F 16 Edinburgh 18C r Manchester 20C c Birmingham 21C drCardiff 20C c Bergen 16C r Oslo 18C r Riga 21C f Warsaw 24C drBerlin 28C f Prague 29C f Munich 27C s Zurich 27C s Geneva 28C s Marseille 29C f Rome 31C s Palermo 32C sTunis 34C f Cagliari 30C s Ajaccio 30C s Barcelona 30C s Madrid 36C s Malaga 29C s Tangier 32C s Faro 29C s Lisbon 28C c Funchal 26C f Tenerife 27C f Palma 30C s Bordeaux 29C s Bonn 29C fBrussels 25C f Paris 27C f Vienna 29C f Budapest 32C f Sarajevo 30C f Athens 32C s Stockholm 22C f Gothenburg 19C c Copenhagen 23C c Amsterdam 23C c London 22C c Penzance 18C dr Belfast 16C r Dublin 17C r Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 7.59pm,rises6.05am Moonrise 2.06pm,sets9.57pm TODAYONAPAGE Shake-up ends gold-plated pensionsPMILLIONS of public sector workers face having their pensions cut or being forced to raise their contributions. Town hall staff could see their pensions changed to an average rather than final salary scheme, it was claimed. NHS staff may also be asked in coming years to contribute more to cling on to their final salary scheme. Many experts believe that the gold-plated pensions enjoyed by public sector workers are no longer affordable. If Tory leader David Cameron wins the next election, he may order tough reductions in public sector pensions following the closure of many final salary schemes in the private sector in recent years. Communities Secretary John Denham is to shake up the local government pension scheme for two million town hall workers, according to The Times. It could mean a council chief seeing his pension falling by tens of thousands of pounds a year and even social workers on 20,000 losing out by thousands of pounds. Some estimates say the shortfall in the town hall pension fund is heading towards 60bn. NHS chiefs, meanwhile, have set a cap of 14 per cent on the employers contribution into the health service scheme. Gill Belord, pension chief for NHS employers, said unions have agreed for workers to pay more or accept revised benefits in a deal to retain final salary schemes. LondontoManchesterinanhourrailbid PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PLONDON rapper Chipmunk, who passed his A-levels last week and had his first Top 10 hit this year, has been hotly tipped for several Mobo awards. The singer of Diamond Rings, whose real name is Jamal Noel Fyffe, 17, was described as a role model. The Tottenham star achieved grades B, C and D. The nominees for next months awards in Glasgow will be announced tonight at the Mayfair Hotel. A-levelstartop ofMoboclass Truantchildrenskip 3.9mschooldays PCHILDReN skipped almost 3.9m days of school during the spring term as the truancy rate rose, Government figures showed today. Rising numbers of pupils missed lessons because of family holidays taken during term, without school approval. Almost 68,000 primary and secondary pupils skipped classes without permission on a typical day, through truancy, family holidays, illness and other reasons. Overall truancy rates rose to 1.1% this year from 1% in the spring term last year, according to the figures published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. PRAIL campaigners were today hoping to win support for an 180mph line able to cut journeys between London and Manchester to just over an hour. Network Rail was publishing plans for the countrys second high-speed route -- the first is the Channel Tunnel link to Paris and Brussels. It is expected to back a route following the West Coast main line between London and Birmingham. A typical journey on the new link between the two cities would take 46 minutes, while the trip from London to Glasgow would be two hours and 16 minutes. A decision on whether the line should extend to Leeds, the North-east and Scotland is likely to be contested, with costs exceeding 20bn. Todays announcement, which set out a case for expansion of the rail network to reduce overcrowding, is separate from Transport Secretary Lord Adoniss plans for a high-speed route between London and Scotland.Lord Adonis: plans Its not like Im an ugly girl and cant pull anything -- KAtie Price, left, defends her party lifestyle and finding a new lover after breaking up with husband pete andre I really cant imagine a more relaxing start to the day than being watched as you go to the toilet! -- tennis ace Andy MurrAy on being woken for a routine drugs test by officials Its such a waste of time to tell your husband to pick up the socks or clean the loo. Its much easier just to do it yourself -- feminist novelist FAy WeLdon says women have unrealistic expectations of men diStriBution HeLPLine: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email distribution@thelondonlite.co.uk On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around London visit tfl.gov. uk and click on Journey Planner London travel information call 020 7222 1234 24-hours textphone 020 7918 3015 travel alerts receive free real-time travel info on your mobile or email, subscribe at tfl.gov. uk/travelalerts for more information on oyster, visit oystercard.com Lu customer services for inquiries, call 0845 330 9880 between 8am and 8pm daily congestion charging for payment details call 0845 900 1234 or visit cclondon. com London travelwatch call 020 7505 9000 or visit londontravel watch.org.uk Roadwatch Grays inn road: two lanes closed northbound. commercial road: bus lane closed westbound due to gas leak. clapham High Street: restrictions in both directions due to gas works. 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