London Lite Monday, 14 September 2009 23 star faces battle with ukrainian authorities over boy Property prices to fall again Our song: Sir Elton John says Lev has stolen his heart ELTON JOHN could be stopped from adopting a Ukrainian boy because the country does not believe gay couples should have such rights. The singer and his civil partner David Furnish, 46, are also considered by Ukrainian authorities to be too old to adopt 14-month-old Lev and will need presidential permission to avoid a legal battle over the child. They will also have to adopt Levs brother as Ukrainian law states the pair must be adopted together. Sir Elton revealed the toddler had stolen his heart during a visit to an orphanage the weekend. He said: David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said no because I am 62 and I think because of the travelling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldnt be fair for the child. But seeing Lev, I would love to adopt him. He added: I dont know what the pro- cedure is to adopt a boy from the Ukraine. I dont think that I can because England has a treaty with the Ukraine but David by GeorGina littlejohn Available to new approved customers while customer remains on promoted price plan. Inclusive calls are for calls to standard UK landlines beginning 01, 02, 03 & UK mobiles or texts sent from the UK to other UK mobiles. NTS calls (beginning 08) excluded & maximum cost is 15p connection plus 15p per min thereafter. The maximum charge for 070 numbers is 70p per minute plus 1 per connection. (see three.co.uk/nts). 3-to-3 calls within the UK. 30 days notice required to cancel plan. SIM for unlocked 3G handsets only not all 3s services (including Skype) may be available on non-3 handsets. Unlimited offers subject to fair use policies. Service, handset limitations and terms apply. See three.co.uk Open 7 days a week: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-8pm. Sorry we do not accept Visa Electron or Solo cards. Cards accepted: call free 0800 358 4209THREE.CO.UK/STORE OR VISIT A 3 STORE PAY MONTHLY SIM Unlimited texts & 100 mins + unlimited 3-to-3 calls & free voicemail on a flexible 1 month contract. No ties. Unlimited texts & 100 i ONLY 10 A MONTH Our fantastic deal eltons fight to beat adoption ban on gays is Canadian so we might be able to work through something like that. Sir Eltons announce- ment over Lev also sparked outrage from childrens charities. EveryChild said more children may be aban- doned in childrens homes as a result of another high-profile celebrity adoption. The British Association for Adoption and Fostering urged them to adopt a child from the UK. RECENT increases in house prices are a false dawn and property values will not return to their 2007 peak for at least another five years, according to new research. The Ernst & Young ITEM Club said the recent rise in house prices cannot be sustained, and it expects falls in the first half of next year. The claim follows a run of positive data on the housing market during the past few months, with the website FindAProperty. com today saying house prices have risen or remained stable since February. Poshfrocks winfansin NewYork THIS block print mini-shift is from Victoria Beckhams latest collection. Posh, 35, decided against a catwalk show at New York Fashion Week in favour of private viewings for editors yesterday. Their reaction had been promising, she said, adding: Im grateful that people leave their preconceptions at the door. 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