12 Friday, 28 August 2009 London Lite Now available on demand Firstorder FREE* No commitment to reorder *Offer of free issue is limited to new registrations. Only one free order per person. Enjoy intelligent analysis on global issues one copy at a time with Economist Direct Order online or by text No commitment you choose when you want to buy Free first-class delivery to your door Your first order completely free* ORDER THIS WEEKS ISSUE ONLINE: EconomistDirect.com/lite TEXT: LITE to 80801 Kung fu Katona Boristo approve scraper BORIS JOHNSON is set to overrule councillors and give the go-ahead for a controversial skyscraper in order to secure thousands of jobs and 4m for Crossrail. The Mayor has used new planning powers to have the final say over a 63-storey hotel and flats complex in Canary Wharf, after Tower Hamlets refused to renew permission for Columbus Tower. At 244.5m, it would be Londons tallest building. Mr Johnson said he would make the final decision as it was of strategic importance to the capital. A public hearing will be held before November. by kevin widdop Kerryaccusedofkickingdownaccountantsdoor Man jailed over 999 bomb hoax A MAN who made a hoax 999 call claiming a nail bomb would be planted at Blackpool Pleasure Beach was yesterday jailed for two years. Gowthaman Jeyabalasingam, 23, of Ilford, Essex, had pleaded guilty to making the hoax call to police at 7am on 18 July after an all-night party. Police were forced to close part of the beach. Jeyabalasingam was arrested two weeks later. Cancer charitys junk food ban MCDONALDS and KFC outlets have been banned from a 50m new building after a request from its biggest tenant, a cancer charity. No fast food restaurants, pubs, tobacconists or bookmakers will be allowed in the Angel Building, an office and retail complex in Islington, after Cancer Research UK told developers Derwent London it did not want certain types of businesses as neighbours. TROUBLED star Kerry Katona allegedly smashed down her accountants office door in a fit of rage with a kung fu kick, it emerged today. The mother-of-four, 28, was said to have attacked financial adviser David McHugh, showering blows on him as she ranted about her cash problems. She was held for eight hours overnight in a police cell on Wednesday, after being arrested on suspicion of commit- ting assault, criminal damage and a public order offence after the alleged fracas at the accountants offices in Warrington, Cheshire. Today McHugh, in his fifties, claimed the reality TV star lost the plot as she went on an angry rampage. He said: The door slammed open and she said David what the f***ing hell is this? She was yelling and yelling. She started getting nasty and went for me. She caught my neck and ear and threw a scalding cup of tea over me. Ive got black and blue bruises. The police wanted me to go to hospital. The star is said to be on the brink of financial meltdown, which she allegedly blames on convicted fraudster McHugh, who she met through husband Mark Croft, 38. The bust-up is said to have centred on her dwindling fortune, which was netting her 1m-a-year until recently, as the face of Iceland, reality TV shows and interviews. But her problems escalated last week when she was axed from her 250,000- a-year Iceland deal for allegedly snort- ing cocaine. She was also declared bankrupt over an 82,000 tax bill. McHugh said Croft had later sent a text, reading: Lets sort this out. But McHugh added: I have no inten- tion of sorting this out. Im severing all contact with her. Katona was released on bail until 12 October. Meltdown: Katona faces financial woe Tall order: Columbus would be the tallest building Inbrief 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html