22 Monday, 7 September 2009 London Lite by mark blunden Survival: Bradley in hospital, top, and, above, with his chest guard Drinktonight ...inadog-friendlypub The SpaniarDS inn Just off Hampstead Heath, this 16th-century watering hole is a proper British pub full of history and a wide selection of drinks. Dogs are especially welcome and can be rewarded with treats including organic dog food (2). And if theyve made a mess of themselves on the heath, a hot doggy wash (4) awaits. A pint of Kirin lagers 3.20. Spaniards Road, NW3 020 8731 8406 Kelly Armstrong read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite The Brown Dog tHe Brown Dog in Barnes is a great pub to pop into after strolling along the thames or walking on Barnes Common and as the name might suggest, it positively embraces canines of any breed, creed, shape or colour. If pictures of dogs hanging on the wall dont make your mutt feel at home, then the doggy snacks behind the bar, including pigs ears (50p each), will. A pint of Weak Nun bitter is 3.45. 28 Cross Street, SW13 020 8392 2200 stunt boy life saved by a heart stitch-up Rider,16,tore heartvalvein 60mphcrash THE family of a teenage stunt rider told today how surgeons stitched his heart back together to save his life. Bradley Laing, who has taken part in displays in the US and at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, came off his bike at 60mph and hit railings during a practice session. The impact tore the flap of a heart valve. Surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital were able to repair the tear and the 16-year-old is back riding. They said Bradleys Kevlar chest shield, which was torn in two, had probably saved his life. His mother Julie called on parents to ensure their children wore reinforced clothing while biking. He was taking part in a practice display in Beckton last February when he came off his Yamaha. He was taken to Whipps Cross hospital suffering a broken collarbone and fractured hand. He appeared to have no internal inju- ries until he reported abdominal pains. An ultrasound revealed he had sustained life-threatening damage to one of three valves in his heart. The valves flap was torn, causing a severe leak. Bradley then underwent surgery at Great Ormond Street. The teenager, who is now starting a course in motorcycle mechanics, said he was fortunate to have sur- vived: I wouldnt say Im a daredevil. Biking is just something Ive always done. But I am lucky that doctors could repair the damage. Trick cyclist: Bradley has performed in the US and at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html