Monday, 5 October 2009 London Lite 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 10-13C (50-55F) Mostly cloudy with showery rain during the early hours. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday113mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan286-Low,287-572 -Moderate,573+-High FineParticles Yesterday20mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 18-21C (64-70F) Five-day London forecast Rain, possibly heavy and thundery. Humid. Breezy. TOMORROW 21 Rain WeDNesDAy 20 Rain ThuRsDAy 16 Shwrs FRiDAy 17 Rain sATuRDAy 18 Cloudy Tomorrow 20 19 19 20 19 21 19 20 11 12 12 10 11 11 14 12 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 22 Edinburgh 13C r Manchester 18C th Birmingham 19C thCardiff 18C th Bergen 9C r Oslo 8C r Riga 12C f Warsaw 16C sBerlin 19C c Prague 20C c Munich 24C f Zurich 23C f Geneva 24C f Marseille 27C s Rome 25C s Palermo 25C sTunis 29C s Cagliari 26C s Ajaccio 26C s Barcelona 26C s Madrid 26C f Malaga 28C s Tangier 27C f Faro 25C th Lisbon 25C c Funchal 25C f Tenerife 27C s Palma 29C s Bordeaux 27C f Bonn 23C shBrussels 21C r Paris 22C r Vienna 24C f Budapest 21C f Sarajevo 23C f Athens 27C s Stockholm 10C s Gothenburg 11C r Copenhagen 15C r Amsterdam 19C r London 21C r Penzance 17C th Belfast 14C r Dublin 15C r Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 6.29pm,rises7.09am Moonrise 6.24pm,sets8.43am TODAYONAPAGE MayorinU-turnongreentaxforvansP BORIS JOhnSOn is to press ahead with an air- quality scheme he shelved to avoid a huge fine from the EU. The U-turn means that from 2012 he will charge van drivers to use Londons roads unless they spend thousands of pounds making their vehicles more environmentally friendly. The Mayor had originally said he would delay the third phase of the Low Emission Zone to help smaller businesses through the downturn. But at the Tory Party conference today he was due to announce it will go ahead as part of a series of measures designed to ensure London and the UK avoid a 300m fine if they fail to meet strict new rules on air quality by 2012. Other proposals include refusing licenses for black cabs which are more than 15 years old by 2012 and 10 years old by 2015. Trees will be planted along busy roads and hedges at congestion hot-spots to protect pedestrians from dust. Traffic will also be rerouted away from busy roads during hot periods when pollution is at its highest. The Mayors environment adviser, Isabel Dedring, said the stricter Low Emission Zone would be brought in because it was the only way to meet EU targets. Drivers of heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches already have to pay a 200 daily charge if their engines do not meet green standards. new rules mean smaller vans will face a 100 daily charge. Charge: Boris Johnson FuryasBlairactstokeepcostlypoliceguard PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY BRIGhTLY DRESSED dancers transformed Trafalgar Square to celebrate Diwali, the hindu Festival Of Lights yesterday. The event, including a Bollywood- style show, was organised by Mayor Boris Johnson and the Diwali In London committee. Festive feel: celebrating Diwali in Trafalgar Square yesterday TrafalgarSq isalllitup UNsuicidebomb asministersflyinThE home and Defence Secretaries visited the Pakistani capital of Islamabad today amid heightened security, after three people were killed by a suicide bomber in the lobby of Un food aid offices in the city. Several others were wounded in the blast at the heavily fortified World Food Programme building, police and witnesses said. But, despite renewed fears for their safety, Bob Ainsworth and home Secretary Alan Johnson met several ministers as scheduled. PTOnY BLAIR intervened to keep a 24-hour armed guard at his London home after police tried to cut their presence to save money. The ex-prime minister, estimated to have made 12m since he left no10, asked the home Office to keep the officers on guard at the Connaught Square house. Scotland Yard has been under pressure to cut the cost of protecting VIPs, with its budget increasingly stretched. Mr Blairs 4.36m house has a 24-hour armed guard, with four officers from the Mets CO6 Diplomatic Protection unit regularly on duty. The cost is picked up by the Met, with a government contribution. After plans to reduce the presence were drawn up, Mr Blair made representations to the home Office committee, which can overrule Met commanders. Metropolitan Police Authority member Jenny Jones said today: I have been asking for months why we pay, especially as the Blairs often arent there. They both earn plenty and should pay themselves. A spokesman for Mr Blair said: All former prime ministers continue to receive police protection.Intervened: Blair -- Sean Lennon on being the son of a rock icon She might not do anything, but she always looks great doing it -- ParIS HILTon, left, a big fan of the barbie doll, is said to be in line to play her in a hollywood movie Its the first time in my life Im legal to drive -- so watch out -- black sabbath wildman ozzy oSBourne has passed his driving test at the 19th attempt DISTrIBuTIon HeLPLIne: If you have any comments about the distribution of London Lite, ring 020 7651 5276, or email On the Tube JOURNEY PLANNER For the easiest way to get around London visit uk and click on Journey Planner London travel information call 020 7222 1234 24-hours Textphone 020 7918 3015 Travel alerts receive free real-time travel info on your mobile or email, subscribe at uk/travelalerts for more information on oyster, visit Lu Customer services for inquiries, call 0845 330 9880 between 8am and 8pm daily Congestion charging for payment details call 0845 900 1234 or visit cclondon. com London Travelwatch call 020 7505 9000 or visit londontravel Roadwatch eastbourne Terrace, Paddington: restrictions on station departure road. Fiveways, Sidcup: delays expected at junction of southwood road and green lane. Woolwich Ferry: only one boat operating. Greenwich one-way system: gas main work at king william walk junction. oxford Circus, West end: restrictions for new road layout. Streatham High road, Streatham: water mains replacement between heritage lane and hermitage bridge. Victoria Street, Westminster: restrictions for telecoms works at bressenden place. By using mobile services in Lite you may receive occasional SMS/email messages from Lite and other DMGT Plc companies. You will not be charged for these messages and may opt out by texting STOP to the originating number. QUOTESOFTHEDAY THE FAR SIDE By Gary LarSon BLaCKFrIarS: closed for thameslink works. CaMDen ToWn: no down escalator. FInCHLey CenTraL: no step-free access to platform. Canary WHarF anD LonDon BrIDGe: reduced escalator service. 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