...butwatchoutforthedodgyticketscams ENGLAND fans aiming to travel to the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer were today warned about ticket scams. Sean Tipton, of travel organisation Abta, said anyone booking tickets should do so through Fifa, footballs governing body. We have had instances of people booking trips for major sporting events and finding their tickets did not materialise, he said. Mr Tipton also told soccer fans to check with the Foreign Office, adding: Travellers should heed Foreign Office travel advice for South Africa. Its not a good idea to tour Johannesburg at night. London Lite Thursday, 10 September 2009 FanstoldtobookWorldCuptripsnowormissout TRAVEL agents today reported a surge in bookings to watch England in the World Cup next summer after Fabio Capellos team booked its place in South Africa. Englands storming 5-1 victory over Croatia at Wembley last night guaranteed qualification for the sports biggest tournament. Hundreds of travel packages, start- ing from about 2,500 for a one-match trip, had been sold even before the Croatia game. But thousands more are expected to be snapped up over the next few weeks. I wouldnt expect anything left by Christmas, said one senior travel executive. Flights in and out of South Africa during the tournament from 11 June to 11 July are scarce and rapidly rising in price because of block bookings by tour operators such as Thomas Cook and Thomson. Hotels in cities where matches a r e b e i n g h e l d , i n c l u d i n g Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban, are filling fast. Nathan Wilson, managing director of Thomson Sport, said the com- pany had sold about 15 per cent of packages before the Croatia game. A handful of packages costing 8,779 -- covering all seven potential England games -- have already sold out, although more are due. Fans will not know which coun- tries England will play in the group stage until the draw on 4 December. But tour operators believe few committed fans will take the risk book- ing that late. The two main tour operators have chosen dif- ferent bases. Thomson has opted for Cape T o w n a n d Thomas Cook went for Johannesburg. by kevin widdop world cup special: pages 36-39 Joyous: fans at the 5-1 trouncing of Croatia that takes England to the World Cup. Right, a girl catches David Beckhams shirt Inbrief Lily and N-Dubz in the classroom LiLy ALLen, Jamie Cullum and the english national Ballet will teach the biggest ever music lesson today as they broadcast live to schools across Britain from a west London classroom. Hip hop group n-Dubz, beatboxer Killa Kela and violinist Vanessa Mae will also take part in the launch of the year of Music campaign. Baby Sparrow fills Richie nest niCOLe RiCHie has named her baby boy after a common garden bird. The 27-year-old socialite and her rocker boyfriend Joel Madden, 30, welcomed Sparrow James Midnight in the small hours of yesterday morning in Los Angeles. The couple, who already have a one-year-old daughter named Harlow Winter Kate, announced the birth on nicoles website. Public backs a new bonus tax neARLy three quarters of voters -- 73 per cent -- believe a new tax should be charged on bonuses over 10,000 a year, a poll suggested today. And an overwhelming 83 per cent of respondents to the poll commissioned by centre-Left group Compass agreed excessive bonuses and executive pay fuelled risk-taking, which played a major part in the economic crash. Multivitamins are bad for you MuLTiViTAMinS are a waste of money and can do more harm than good, an expert has claimed. Brian Ratcliffe, an ex-government adviser on nutrition, accused the 600m-a-year industry of preying on the fears and finances of people who are healthy. The tablets do little to help people, and can even be dangerous, Ratcliffe claims. Bok to the future England expectant: Pregnant Coleen Rooney last night Job done: Steve Gerrard and wife Alex Curran leave Wembley 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