Thursday, 27 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 11-14C (52-57F) Mainly dry with variable cloud and clear spells. Moderate winds. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday136ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday30ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 17-20C (63-68F) Five-day London forecast The chance of a thundery shower but sunshine too. TOMORROW 19 Fair SATURDAY 22 Fair SUNDAY 22 Cloudy MONDAY 22 Fair TUESDAY 25 Showers Tomorrow 19 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 12 12 11 12 13 13 14 13 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 25 Edinburgh 16C f Manchester 16C sh Birmingham 17C fCardiff 17C sh Bergen 17C r Oslo 18C r Riga 24C f Warsaw 26C fBerlin 30C f Prague 29C f Munich 27C f Zurich 26C f Geneva 26C s Marseille 32C s Rome 30C s Palermo 31C fTunis 35C th Cagliari 30C f Ajaccio 30C s Barcelona 31C s Madrid 37C s Malaga 30C s Tangier 32C s Faro 29C s Lisbon 29C s Funchal 25C f Tenerife 27C s Palma 31C s Bordeaux 23C f Bonn 22C fBrussels 20C f Paris 23C f Vienna 30C s Budapest 33C s Sarajevo 29C th Athens 32C s Stockholm 24C f Gothenburg 18C sh Copenhagen 23C f Amsterdam 19C sh London 19C f Penzance 17C f Belfast 16C sh Dublin 16C f Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 7.57pm,rises6.07am Moonrise 3.15pm,sets10.34pm TODAYONAPAGE Afghanistan deaths are not in vainPBRITISH soldiers are not dying in vain in Afghanistan, a military chief said today. Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson spoke out after it was revealed as few as 150 people may have voted in an area of southern Afghanistan where British forces suffered heavy losses driving out the Taliban. Ten UK soldiers died in Operation Panthers Claw carried out before the presidential election last Thursday. Lt-Col Richardson, British spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: The success of Operation Panthers Claw is measured by the fact we have brought security to the area and not by the numbers that voted in the election. We were not necessarily expecting large numbers to vote. One of Britains most distinguished defence chiefs today attacked ministers over the conflict. Lord Guthrie said: Britain is at war, but one would never know it in Whitehall. For many politicians its merely another day of awkward things happening in faraway places. Tributes were paid today to Fusilier Shaun Bush, the latest British victim of the conflict. The 24- year-old died on Tuesday, 10 days after he was hurt in a blast as he tried to rescue a colleague. His father Carl said: Shaun was an extremely brave soldier who died doing the job he loved. Fusilier Bush was the 70th British serviceman serving in Afghanistan to die this year. Attack: Lord Guthrie TreasuryturnsonCitywatchdogintaxrow PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PA BRITISH teenager became the youngest solo round-the-world sailor today after a nine-month voyage. Mike Perham, 17, from Potters Bar, Herts, crossed the finishing line between Lizard Point and Ushant, France, in the 50ft yacht this morning. He had set off to sail 30,000 miles unsupported but technical problems meant he required assistance at some stages.Give us a wave: Mike Perham celebrating today Sailingintothe recordbookat17 Fourthmonthof housepricerisesPHOUSE prices have risen for the fourth month in a row, fuelling hopes that the market is recovering. The average cost of a home jumped by 1.6 per cent this month, the biggest increase since December 2006, says the Nationwide Building Society. Prices are 3.2 per cent higher than at the beginning of this year, at an average 160,224 -- still 14.4 per cent down on their peak in October 2007. However, analysts warned values were buoyed by competition over the shortage of homes for sale. PCITY watchdog Lord Turner came under fire from the Treasury and bankers today after he called for a global tax on financial transactions. The chairman of the Financial Services Authority also said regulators should be very wary of seeing the competitiveness of London as a major aim. He claimed the City had become swollen and called for action to curb excessive pay and profits. Lord Turners remarks, in a magazine interview, stunned both ministers and the financial services industry. The Treasury was swift to distance itself from his views. Even the FSA said its chairmans comments had been made in a personal capacity. Lord Turner told Prospect magazine he backed the idea of a Tobin tax -- a small levy on every financial transaction. The finance industry has fiercely opposed the tax and today Treasury insiders made it clear that Chancellor Alistair Darling disagreed strongly with the idea. One Government official said: If Adair Turner has views on tax policy, perhaps he should go and work in the Treasury.Proposal: Lord Turner My friends called me Noddy because I fell asleep all the time -- KeLLy OsbOurne, left, reveals she was once addicted to 50 painkillers a day before she went into rehab Im trying to teach myself how not to kill plants -- ex-dr who DAviD TennAnT has taken up gardening now that hes stopped fighting daleks I felt a bit sad, but only for 10 minutes -- first big brother winner CrAiG PhiLLiPs on the axing of the reality show that made him a star DisTribuTiOn heLPLine: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around London visit 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 uk/travelalerts for more information on oyster, visit 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 Roadwatch Goodge street: closed both ways due to burst water main. hackney road: closed due to accident, diversion in place. bermondsey street: closed northbound due to water main work. 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