London Lite Monday, 14 September 2009 17 2 STANDARD TICKETS FOR 30QUOTE TCLL1 WHEN BOOKING.TICKETS ARE LIMITED* TO BOOK TICKETS VISIT TASTEOFCHRISTMAS.COM OR CALL THE HOTLINE ON 0871 230 7132 * Booking and transaction fees apply. LONDON ExCeL DEC 04 06 EXPERIENCE THE FINEST FOOD, DRINK AND SHOPPING THIS CHRISTMAS Top chefs from the UKs finest restaurants will be serving their seasonal specials and cooking up some culinary magic before your very eyes. A gAng of 34 London-based Slovakians were arrested in France after using Barclays bank cards to fraudulently withdraw more than 300,000-worth of euros. They arrived on the Dover to Calais ferry on Friday morning and began emptying cash machines across the region. Armed police made 34 arrests, but not before many had fled with bags of money. Its one of the most bizarre crimes weve ever dealt with, said a detective in Lille. These men and women had travelled to Calais with the intention of emptying French cash machines using Barclays bank cards issued in London. More than 130,000-worth of euros was taken from Dunkirk alone in the early hours of Friday. The mass withdrawals triggered alarm bells at a financial monitoring unit in Paris, leading to an armed response unit being activated. At 9.30am on Friday six men were arrested in Calais with more than 22,000 in euros in their pockets. Much more had been taken earlier, including at least 135,000 from machines in Dunkirk and 27,000 in Bethune. All of those arrested were carrying scores of Barclays bank cards, many of which are believed to have been handed over willingly by members of Londons large Slovakian community. Like all bank cards, they were able to be used in numerous machines, and not just ones run by Barclays. Whoever was responsible for this scam worked out how to use the Barclays card abroad without any credit limit, and had got lots of Slovakians based in Britain interested, said a police source. Of the 34 arrested, all have been released, with four on bail facing charges of swindling within an organised gang. Barclays blamed the security breach on a computer bug which has been fixed. by georgina littlejohn PoSt yoUr iblog reVieWS at 1 (2) Well Meet Again - The Very Best Of - Vera Lynn 2 (-) Kings & Queens - Jamie T 3 (3) One Love - David Guetta 4 (1) Humbug - Arctic Monkeys 5 (-) Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles 6 (-) Abbey Road - The Beatles 7 (4) Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon 8 (-) Ignore The Ignorant - Cribs 9 (-) Revolver - The Beatles 10(-) Rubber Soul - The Beatles Source: The Official UK Charts Company TOP 10 SINGLES TOP 10 ALBUMS Sound&LiteMotherofallwinnersasKimrulesNewYork MUMS the word as tennis star Kim Clijsters celebrates on court with her 18- month-old daughter Jada after becoming the first mother in almost three decades to win a Grand Slam event. The 26-year-old Belgian cried tears of joy after also making history as the first unseeded wildcard entry to win the US Open. She beat ninth-seeded Dane Caroline Wozniacki at Flushing Meadows in New York in straight sets. The last mother to win a Grand Slam was Aussie Evonne Goolagong Cawley when she claimed her second Wimbledon title in 1980. Its a remarkable comeback for the former world No1, who only officially ended her premature retirement 35 days ago after 27 months out of the game. She said: I dont have words for how Im feeling. Its been so exciting for me, I just wanted to get back to playing tennis. We tried to plan Jadas nap time a little bit later today so she could be here. Its the greatest joy in the world. 1 (73)Boys & Girls - Pixie Lott 2 (3) Sexy Chick - David Guetta feat Akon 3 (1) Run This Town - Jay-Z feat Rihanna & Kanye West 4 (-) We Are Golden - Mika 5 (5) I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 6 (4) Holiday - Dizzee Rascal 7 (-) Left My Heart In Tokyo - Mini Viva 8 (2) Get Sexy - Sugababes 9 (-) Uprising - Muse 10(7) Remedy - Little Boots Go mum! Kim Clijsters with Jada and, above, husband Brian Lynch London ferry gangs300k robbery of French ATMs SPort: Page 43 2 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.html44.html45.html46.html47.html