have spoken and we have listened. But in the past 12 months, Transport for London has suffered financial difficulties. It is facing falling passenger numbers as well as escalating budget demands for Tube refurbishment. Removing the zone would mean an estimated loss of revenue of between 55m E Continued from Page 1 BorissbrokenpromisebetraysLondoners Inbrief McCanns back in Portugal Kate McCann returned to Portugal today for the first time since being quizzed by police there over her daughter Madeleines disappearance. Mrs McCann and her husband Gerry went to Lisbon to hold a press conference and update their lawyers on the search for Madeleine, who was three when she vanished from the familys algarve holiday flat in May 2007. William: I want real charity role PrinCe WiLLiaM said today he did not want to be seen as a royal ornament for charities and he is determined to improve on his parents work. Speaking at the launch of a forum aimed at helping charities collaborate, he said: theres a time and place for being an ornament as such, or shaking hands but i think theres an awful lot more from actually doing stuff. Britbikerskilled inholidaycrash tHree Kent motorcyclists in their sixties died and a fourth was fighting for her life today after a head-on crash with a lorry in a tunnel in Mezzolombardo, northern italy. Holidaymakers Colin Morris and Wendy Pointer, from rochester and Michael Vercoe, from West Kingsdown, died. Faye Vercoe survived. Police fear they were riding on the wrong side of the road. Squatters take over embassy SQUatterS who were evicted from a 4.5m townhouse near Harrods have moved to the former Mexican embassy, worth 40m. Seven squatters took up residence in the 80-room diplomatic building in Kensington after getting through a basement window. One, a South african called richie, said: i feel like the lord of the manor. all we are missing is a butler. Red dawn under Fiery sunrise: the haze over Sydney Harbour Bridge, above, and the Opera House, right Canyouseewhatitisyet?SydneyhitbyduststormCanyouseewhatitisyet?Sydneyhitbyduststorm and 70m for TfL. The scheme was introduced by Ken Livingstone in 2006. However, today Kulveer Ranger, the Mayors transport adviser, said: We always wanted to remove it at the earliest possible opportunity but it was aspirational. We still want to remove it but these are difficult times. Nicholas Botterill, of Tory- run Hammersmith and Fulham council, said: This is deeply distressing. The extension has been a millstone around the neck of our businesses and has been a desperate situation. Weve had all of the negatives with excess delivery charges, but none of the benefits of a discounted rate for residents. London Assembly Transport spokeswoman, Labours Val Shawcross, said: This was a central plank of Boris Johnsons election campaign. Its a betrayal to Londoners. He made shoot from the hip policies which he now realises he cannot deliver. Hes directly breaking promises. SYDNEY residents awoke today to a dense red haze shrouding the city in a crimson sunrise -- the result of a dust storm from the outback thousands of miles away. The Harbour Bridge and Opera House landmarks were barely vis- ible in the reddish- orange murk, as locals struggled to get to work, some wear- ing breathing masks. Emergency services and local radio stations were inundated with callers, some fearing a massive bushfire was on their doorstep as the dust set off hundreds of automatic fire alarms. Its just red, red, red as far as you can see, one caller told talkback Radio 2GB. The worst such storm in more than 70 years saw winds carry dust at the rate of 60,000 tonnes an hour from the Northern Territory. Officials said about 4,000 tonnes of topsoil had fallen on the city by dawn. Sydney airport was closed and bus and train services thrown into chaos. Hospitals reported a peak in cases of people suffering breathing difficulties. Residents described scenes like those in a Hollywood apocalyptic movie. One told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio she woke to find dust covering her floors and birds blown out of their nests. It felt like Armageddon, she said. aS LOndOn Fashion Week closes, make a visit to the Martini Stay Beautiful Lounge at Howick Place. enjoy makeovers, mini manicures and the chance to win 2,500 of d&G goods, plus cocktails made with the new Martini rosato. 5-7.30pm and 8-10.30pm, reserve a place at martinistay beautiful.com Must... mark LFW with Martini Rosata tonight! by georgina littlejohn HH London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 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