London Lite Friday, 28 August 2009 Drivers stuck for five hours in M25 jams Nighyhas acoffee andtease Paddington chaos warning THOUSANDS of people attending the Notting Hill Carnival and Reading Festival are warned to avoid Paddington station this weekend. Transport for London is asking passengers to stay away because of a part- suspension of the Bakerloo line, which started yesterday and runs until Monday. Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Tubes will continue to call at Paddington but Carnival visitors are asked to use Kensal Green and Queens Park stations instead. TfL said the modernisation work would inevitably result in some disruption but argued that it was essential for the capitals transport needs. Meanwhile, a woman was arrested today for allegedly trespassing on Tube tracks, causing severe delays on the District, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines. Power at Whitechapel station was shut off for 13 minutes as police coaxed her away from the rails. by mark blunden A Nighy to remember: the fan kneels at the stars table last night then he gallantly kisses her hand Hundredsmisstheirflights Fun, actually: Nighy keeps her laughing ....inaxxxxxx MostWanted This weeks fastest selling tickets... 1 Muse, The O2 (12 & 13 Nov) 2 Coldplay, Wembley (18 & 19 Sep) 3 England vs Australia, Oval (4 Sep) 4 Backstreet Boys, The O2 (10 Nov) 5 Green Day, The O2 (23 & 24 Oct) 6 New England vs Tampa Bay, Wembley (25Oct) 7 London Double Header, Twickenham (5 Sep) 8 Beyonc, The O2 (14 & 16 Nov) 9 Taylor Swift, right, Wembley (23 Nov) 10 Utah Jazz v Chicago Bulls, The O2 (6 Oct) Chart compiled by Seatwave BILL NIGHY was enjoying a late-night cuppa when a young fan stopped to chat. She knelt at the actors table outside Cecconis in Mayfair last night, laughing at the 59-year-olds jokes. The Love Actually star gave his admirer, believed to be the restaurant manager, a goodbye peck on the cheek and she went back to work. DRIVERS were stranded for up to five hours last night and hundreds of travellers missed flights after the busiest section of the M25 was closed following a crash. Many people had set off yesterday afternoon to beat todays bank holiday jams -- only to be caught in one of the worst-ever M25 hold-ups. The crash, involving a petrol tanker, happened at the Redhill and M23 junction at about 4pm. The lorry spilled thousands of gallons of petrol which melted the road surface. Police were forced to close the anti- clockwise lanes. Junctions feeding clockwise lanes were also brought to a standstill by traffic forced to divert. Charles Wartenburg, 75, was driving home to Edenbridge, Kent, after collect- ing friends from Heathrow. He said: It was the worst jam I have ever been in. A Thomson Airways flight from Gatwick to Turkey was delayed by more than two hours after the pilot was stuck in the traffic. Travellers boarded the plane at 6pm only to be told the pilot was still stranded. The anti-clockwise section of the motorway remained closed throughout the night for resurfacing. 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html