COMMUTERS face two months of delays from today as major roadworks take place around Westminster. The Openreach engineering works will strangle the Congestion charge- free through route for south-bound motorists. The AA said the operation would cause significant chaos and urged motorists to avoid the area, shown right. Drivers using the through route who follow diversions will not have to pay the congestion charge. Transport for London said the work could take up to eight weeks. London Lite Monday, 21 September 2009 MICHAEL PARKINSONAEL PARKINSMICHA SOPARKINS NOWBOOKING!SUNDAYPERFORMANCES FROMJANUARY2010 MM SOSOAEAELL PAARKRKININSSMMICHAMMM MAFIA, BETRAYAL, LOVE, REVENGE. GOSEEITONONOON 08444825151 PrinceEdwardTheatre WINNEROF21MAJORAWARDSWORLDWIDE fired STyliST defendS her STance againST curvy modelS Blazeatcarehomekillsgran andleavesseveninhospital roadworkswillcause congestionZonechaos fashion week parties: pages 8&9 post YoUr iBLog reViews at 1 (-) The Resistance - Muse 2 (1) Well Meet Again - The Very Best Of Vera Lynn 3 (-) Revelation - Peter Andre 4 (-) The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z 5 (-) Draw The Line - David Gray 6 (-) Turn It Up - Pixie Lott 7 (7) Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon 8 (3) One Love - David Guetta 9 (-) Get Lucky - Mark Knopfler 10(12)Lungs - Florence & The Machine Source: Official UK Charts Company TOP 10 SINGLES 1 (-) Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz 2 (2) Sexy Chick - David Guetta feat Akon 3 (-) Celebration - Madonna 4 (3) Run This Town - Jay-Z feat Rihanna and Kanye West 5 (25)She Wolf - Shakira (right) 6 (1) Boys & Girls - Pixie Lott 7 (5) I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 8 (6) Holiday - Dizzee Rascal 9 (7) Left My Heart In Tokyo - Mini Viva 10 (8) Get Sexy - Sugababes TOP 10 ALBUMS Sound&Lite Pimlico St Jamess Park Victoria Westminster ROAD CLOSURE Traffic diversion excluding HGV vehicles Traffic diversion including HGV vehicles Bressenden Place Victoria Street Buckingham Gate Rochester Row Vauxhall Bridge Road Millbank THE stylist fired by designer Mark Fast after disapproving of him using plus size models has said the girls do not have the right walk for the catwalk. Canadian designer Fast claimed that Erika Kurihara disagreed with him putting three size 12 to 14 models on the catwalk for his London Fashion Week show on Saturday. The move was intended to be a rebuttal to critics who have accused him of creating clothes only for the very thin. But Fast said he and Ms Kurihara had disagreed over his vision and he asked her to leave after they had an argument backstage at the show. Today Ms Kurihara, who was employed by Fast on a freelance basis, hit back, claiming she was strongly in favour of diversity and profoundly disappointed that the gossip had been reported as though it was fact. She accepted she had rowed with 28-year-old Fast, who is known for his figure-hugging knitted minidresses but insisted it was because of the models walk, not their size. Two of the bigger girls, although their faces and bodies were beautiful, did not have the right walk for the catwalk, she said. The walk is very important and I wasnt happy. Mark was very upset that I didnt share his vision, so he asked me to leave. She added that even though Fast had introduced the larger models he had failed to embrace diversity because the girls were all white. Amanda May, managing director for Fast, said there were creative differences over the casting of those girls. She said Fast had also sacked his casting director at the last minute over the issue. Ms May said they were glad we stuck to our vision by getting rid of the negativity, adding: We dont want to talk about the ugly bits, just the beautiful bits. Stylist Daniela Agnelli and casting director Natalie Hubbard stepped in at the eleventh hour to help out at the show, held at the Topshop venue at the University of Westminster. Ms Agnelli praised the choice of Hayley Morley, Gwyneth Harrison and Laura Catterall from the agency 12 + UK. Twenty-year-old Catterall, a size 14, and her colleagues all wore a series of tight-fitting and revealing outfits. They looked fantastic, Ms Agnelli said. Fast denied the move was politically motivated or a publicity stunt. He said he wanted to prove that curvier women would look just as good in his dresses as thin ones. BY georgina LittLejohn Knit-picking: Canadian designer Mark Fast at his LFW show Tragedy: the fire in Mrs Patels room These size 14 girls just cant walk correctly A good fit: Laura Catterall models a Fast knit dress on Saturday H A grAndmother died last night and seven others were treated in hospital after a fierce blaze broke out at a care home for the elderly. Vimlaben Patel, 85, was killed in the fire, which is believed to have started in her bedroom last night at Aashna house in Streatham. Investigators were today searching for the cause. It is being treated as a potential crime, but police sources said there was so far no indication of foul play. Fire crews evacuated 40 residents, most of whom were infirm or bedbound, as they fought to contain the intense flames. Six residents were taken to hospital suffering the effects of choking smoke that filled the building. the homes duty manager, who had tried to reach mrs Patel when the alarm was raised, was taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. mrs Patels relatives rushed to the scene after police broke the news. her son-in-law Ashok Patel said: We came here to see her only a week ago. Its terrible and so sudden. 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