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TOMORROW 20 Fair WeDNesDAy 18 Fair ThuRsDAy 17 Fair FRiDAy 15 Fair sATuRDAy 17 Fair Tomorrow 18 18 18 19 19 20 19 20 10 8 10 10 11 9 10 10 Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-30 Over 30 Under 41 41-48 50-57 59-66 68-75 77-86 Over 86 C F 9 Edinburgh 16C dr Manchester 15C c Birmingham 17C cCardiff 17C c Bergen 10C c Oslo 13C s Riga 12C sh Warsaw 15C sBerlin 14C c Prague 15C c Munich 17C c Zurich 19C s Geneva 20C s Marseille 27C s Rome 26C s Palermo 25C sTunis 28C s Cagliari 27C s Ajaccio 26C s Barcelona 26C s Madrid 25C f Malaga 24C c Tangier 25C sh Faro 23C sh Lisbon 25C f Funchal 24C f Tenerife 25C f Palma 24C th Bordeaux 27C s Bonn 19C cBrussels 19C c Paris 21C s Vienna 19C c Budapest 21C f Sarajevo 22C s Athens 25C s Stockholm 12C c Gothenburg 13C s Copenhagen 14C f Amsterdam 18C c London 20C f Penzance 16C c Belfast 15C c Dublin 15C c Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 6.45pm,rises6.58am Moonrise 4.32pm,sets12.19am TODAYONAPAGE Afghan push will kill more UK troops PMILITARY chiefs are prepared for scores, if not hundreds more British soldiers to die in a new surge to win the Afghan war. They expect the British military death toll to rise sharply under the masterplan drawn up by General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, to defeat the Taliban. But they believe that if there is a clear and convincing strategy for success, the British public could be persuaded to back the military campaign. Gen McChrystal is calling for more troops and also arguing for more soldiers to leave their armoured vehicles and engage with locals on the streets to win their trust. While vital in the battle for hearts and minds, senior defence sources accept the cost of such tactics could be scores, if not hundreds more British soldiers dying. A total of 218 British service personnel have been killed since 2001. Support for the war has plummeted after 41 deaths in July and August. Gordon Brown has stepped up efforts to make the case for the campaign on the grounds that it is needed to protect Britain from terrorism. But he will face a bigger task for a strategy likely to result in heavier casualties. If US president Barack Obama agrees to the McChrystal strategy, Britain is expected to be asked for a further 1,000 troops, which would take its Afghan deployment to 10,000. McChrystal: strategy BorisplantoaxeC-chargeextensionillegal PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PHUNDREDS of revellers took over Regent Street yesterday as Madness celebrated 30 years together with a free gig. The hour-long show by Suggs and the band headlined the Regent Street Festival. Some 1,500 saw Madness play hits such as Our House and Baggy Trousers. Madness: Regent St crowds and Suggs, right Ourhouse...in RegentStreet Home prices on the slidePHOUSE prices dipped by 0.1 per cent last month, the first monthly fall for four months, figures showed today. The drop, which followed a 1.8 per cent rise in July, left the average home in England and Wales costing 155,968, according to the Land Registry. But the annual rate at which prices fall continued to slow, easing to 9.4 per cent, the lowest figure since last September, down from Februarys high of 16.3 per cent. PBORIS JOHNSON faced the threat of possible legal action today over his plan to axe the congestion charge western extension zone. Environmental lawyers warned the Mayor had put himself at risk of having his actions ruled illegal by the High Court because he appeared to have pre-judged legal processes required to abolish the extension. After it was revealed last week that it may take until the end of next year before the zone is cut back to its original central London area, Mr Johnson said he wanted to make it crystal clear that we will be removing the western extension next year. In a posting on his website, he added: We have to jump through tedious bureaucratic hoops before the axe can fall, but fall it will. 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