London Lite Thursday, 24 September 2009 15 A BNP councillor facing suspension for falsely claiming on YouTube that three people were murdered within three weeks in the borough of Barking and Dagenham has claimed he got his words mixed up because he is dyslexic. Richard Barnbrook, a Barking and Dagenham councillor and London Assembly member, has told a disciplinary hearing that he also got confused when the bells of Southwark Cathedral sounded as he recorded the video clip. Mr Barnbrook faces sanction after wrongly stating the murders had taken place last September. He was accused of bringing both the council and the Greater London Authority into disrepute by critics who say he sought to inflame concerns about knife crime. Mr Barnbrook said: I am unable to verbally articulate what I am trying to communicate mentally. I knew what I meant to say but the words came out wrong. There was in fact one killing in the period in question -- the manslaughter of a woman, believed to have been from Dagenham, by a mentally ill man, but this was in the borough of Newham. In a muddle: the BNPs Richard Barnbrook campaign aims to raise 1m for capitals good causes HUNDREDS of bars, clubs and pubs across the capital are set to unite to raise money for charity. Staff at up to 700 venues around London will ask everyone who walks through their doors Saturday, 3 October to donate 1 to the London For London campaign, backed by Lite. It is hoped 1m can be raised for the childrens charities Kids Company, Volunteer Police Cadets and 95.8 Capital FMs Help A London Child. Every penny donated will be given to the three organisations whose work addresses violence among young people in the capital. Venues taking part include Ministry Of Sound, Boujis, All Bar One, Proud Galleries, Cargo and Guy Ritchies Mayfair pub The Punch Bowl. The Punch Bowls co-owner Nick House, who is also one of the cam- paigns founding committee members, By georgina littlejohn said: London For London is a truly inspired idea, giving Londoners the opportunity to do good while enjoying their regular Saturday night. I strongly urge every venue in London to lend their support to the campaign and make 3 October the biggest fundraising event the capital has ever seen. Even minicab drivers ferrying party- goers home have jumped on board for the campaign. Taxi company Addison Lee will donate 1 for everyone who books a car with them that night and quotes London For London. Mayor Boris Johnson has also given his full backing and said he hoped it would be a great success. He added: London For London is fundraising for three great causes that make an immense differ- ence to young people across the capital. I hope everybody whos out and a b o u t o n 3 October to dig deep and help play a par t in tackling youth crime by giving generously. The campaign is also looking for hundreds of volunteers to help collect the money. Anyone interested can email For more information see 700 london venues club together for charity night Weeds threaten our countryside WEEDS are taking over the British countryside, overpowering wild flowers and hedgerows. Over the past 10 years, weeds such as poisonous giant hogweed and black bryony have spread, says the 10m Countryside Survey. schoolboy dies after pe lesson A 12-YEAR-OLD boy has died after reportedly collapsing following PE class. The boy, named by friends as Jay Waters, collapsed yesterday at William de Ferrers School in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. He was later pronounced dead at hospital. Good times: revellers will be asked to hand over 1 as they party BNPmanblamesdyslexia forbogusmurderclaims 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