Lite saves Thames!WerepraisedforexposingTubemapfarce BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Making a splash: the Lite on Wednesday London Lite Friday, 18 September 2009 17 farcemapTubeexposingforpraisedWere Making a splash: the Lite on Wednesday LONDON LITE has been praised for putting the Thames back on the London Underground map. Readers inundated the paper with emails and texts after reading the front page story on Wednesday that Transport for London had taken the river off the new Tube map. And London Assembly member Darren Johnson believes such pres- sure led to TfL bosses to restore the map to the way it was. Green Party member Mr Johnson said: I think London Lite played a key role in highlighting the issue to people that the Thames had been taken off the new maps. It made people aware and helped pressure the Mayor and TfL to change it. He added: Last night TfL said it would reinstate the river. To have made a U-turn so quickly shows the level of peoples feelings. TfL said they removed the Thames as the map had become cluttered. But the move caused a backlash from passengers and the Mayor. ItsTrafalgars chesssquares Inbrief Lewis leggings melt cellulite HIGH STREET giant John Lewis has launched a line in leggings that claim to reduce cellulite. The 15 Scala leggings contain tiny crystals that heat the skin and melt away fat, as well as shaping the hips and waist. Tests in Brazil brought weight loss for eight out of 10 women who wore them. Brit tourists flee Spanishtornado BRITISH holidaymakers ran for cover when a tornado ripped through a beach restaurant on the Costa Blanca in Spain. Tourists fled as 200mph winds tore giant glass panels off the venues roof and sent chairs and tables flying. Three Brits were treated in hospital after yesterdays drama in Javea. Corrie viewers a dying breed CORONATION STREET is losing viewers at the rate of 1,000 a week. About a third of the soaps viewers are aged 60 or over, making them 160 times more likely to die than anyone else, according to the Office of National Statistics, which worked out Corrie would lose 50,000 OAP viewers every year. THE WORLDS largest chess board has been installed in the middle of Trafalgar Square as the centrepiece of this years London Design Festival. The massive set was created by Spanish designer Jaime Hayn and features two-metre tall hand-painted ceramic pieces on a mosaic glass board. The pieces reference specific iconic buildings in London and their domes, towers and spires. The public are invited to sign up to play with the set, which will be there until next Wednesday. Its not stale, mate: board in Trafalgar Square 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.html48.html49.html50.html51.html