Thursday, 1 October 2009 London Lite H For the full detailed forecast for your area, call: 0905 168 0619 Calls cost 50p per minute at all times from a BT landline (Mobile costs may vary) weatherweather TONIGHT TOMORROW EUROPE c-cloudy dr-drizzle f-fair fg-fog h-hail m-mist r-rain s-sunny sl-sleet sn-snow sh-showers th-thunder Low 5-8C (41-46F) Dry with clear spells and only patchy cloud. Feeling chilly. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday65ppb Forecast-Low. Calculatedonpartsperbillion.Less than150-Low,150-299-Moderate, 300+-High FineParticles Yesterday22ug/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 14-17C (57-63F) Five-day London forecast Rather cloudy but staying mostly dry. Moderate winds. TOMORROW 17 Cloudy SATURDAY 17 Cloudy SUNDAY 15 Sunny MONDAY 16 Fair TUESDAY 19 Rain Tomorrow 15 16 16 16 15 17 17 16 7 6 6 6 8 6 7 7 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 15 Edinburgh 13C r Manchester 14C r Birmingham 16C cCardiff 16C c Bergen 9C f Oslo 10C s Riga 9C sh Warsaw 13C rBerlin 12C r Prague 12C c Munich 15C c Zurich 17C f Geneva 18C s Marseille 26C s Rome 24C f Palermo 24C thTunis 26C f Cagliari 26C s Ajaccio 25C s Barcelona 25C s Madrid 26C s Malaga 28C s Tangier 25C f Faro 25C s Lisbon 25C s Funchal 26C f Tenerife 26C f Palma 24C s Bordeaux 21C f Bonn 14C cBrussels 15C c Paris 18C f Vienna 18C f Budapest 19C f Sarajevo 17C th Athens 26C s Stockholm 10C s Gothenburg 11C s Copenhagen 11C sh Amsterdam 13C dr London 17C c Penzance 14C c Belfast 14C r Dublin 15C c Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 6.38pm,rises7.03am Moonrise 5.21pm,sets3.48am TODAYONAPAGE WelfaresavingstocoverBrownspreePGORDON BROWN is banking on a surprise saving on welfare bills to help pay for a multi-billion-pound splurge before the election. A senior government source said unemployment is expected to rise less severely in the next few years than predicted in the Budget last spring. The gap could be worth several billion pounds to the Treasury, by reducing the amount set aside for welfare payments. There have been questions over how the Prime Minister would pay for the spree of announcements in his conference speech. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said cuts of 18 per cent would be needed in Whitehall budgets to meet his promises for extra spending on the minimum wage, child tax credits, elderly care, hospitals, schools and police. Reports today said the Government wants a pay freeze for senior public servants such as judges and NHS bosses, plus efficiency cuts and asset sales of 75bn. Public sector workers will get minimal rises and big- ticket defence orders could be scrapped. Unemployment is currently 2.5million and expected to rise above three million. Chancellor Alistair Darling will explain how he aims to halve the 175bn deficit over four years. Tory leader David Cameron dismissed Mr Browns speech as a long shopping list without many prices. Splurge: Gordon Brown Tories accused of threat to troop morale PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY Blairisclosingin onEUpresidencyPTONY BLAIR is on course to become EU president within weeks, senior government sources signalled today. The former PMs candidacy will be rushed through as quickly as possible if Ireland supports the Lisbon Treaty, which would create the position, on Friday. Mr Blair has the support of Frances president Nicolas Sarkozy and French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner for the post. The president will be selected by the leaders of EU nations, rather than the people. PDEFENCE Secretary Bob Ainsworth today accused the Tories of threatening troop morale in Afghanistan with false claims about equipment shortages. Mr Ainsworth spoke out after months of criticism over the number of helicopters, type of armoured vehicles and other kit sent to Britains 9,000 soldiers in the country. He singled out shadow defence secretary Liam Fox, accusing him of not bothering to check his facts, notably over the delivery of Ridgeback armoured vehicles to Afghanistan. He insisted this was being done ahead of schedule. Mr Ainsworth was due to tell Labours annual rally in Brighton: Liam, false claims dont just damage the Government. They risk damaging the morale of both our troops and the public. Amid falling support for the war, he warned against pulling out British forces too quickly: The terrorists would be characterised as the winners. The body of Private James Prosser, 21, from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh was repatriated today. 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