Wednesday, 7 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 4-7C (39-45F) Largely cloudy and wet with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday166mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan286-Low,287-572 -Moderate,573+-High FineParticles Yesterday46mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 13-16C (55-61F) Five-day London forecast Rain at first, then dry with plenty of sunshine. TOMORROW 16 Sunny FRIDAY 16 Rain SATURDAY 18 Cloudy SUNDAY 16 Fair MONDAY 16 fair Tomorrow 14 15 14 14 14 16 15 15 4 6 5 7 6 9 9 9 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 7 Edinburgh 12C f Manchester 13C f Birmingham 14C sCardiff 14C s Bergen 7C sh Oslo 10C f Riga 13C r Warsaw 24C thBerlin 16C r Prague 22C c Munich 22C sh Zurich 19C th Geneva 20C th Marseille 25C th Rome 25C s Palermo 26C sTunis 30C s Cagliari 26C s Ajaccio 28C s Barcelona 27C s Madrid 24C f Malaga 29C s Tangier 26C f Faro 23C s Lisbon 23C f Funchal 25C f Tenerife 27C f Palma 27C f Bordeaux 22C th Bonn 16C drBrussels 14C c Paris 18C c Vienna 26C f Budapest 28C s Sarajevo 26C s Athens 28C s Stockholm 10C s Gothenburg 10C sh Copenhagen 13C r Amsterdam 14C f London 16C s Penzance 15C s Belfast 12C f Dublin 13C f Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 6.25pm,rises7.12am Moonrise 7.20pm,sets11.22am TODAYONAPAGE Dannatt: Troop boost too expensivePTHE FORMER head of the Army today accused Gordon Brown of refusing to boost troop numbers in Afghanistan because he believed it was too expensive. General Sir Richard Dannatt said he had been very disappointed by the Prime Ministers decision not to increase the level to 9,800. Sir Richard was asked why he believed Mr Brown rejected his recommendation. Because it was going to be too expensive. Simple as that, he replied. I think he had to put it in the context of the wider financial meltdown over the last 12 months, I think the effect on this countrys finances, and our own economy. Mr Brown is expected to send 500 extra British soldiers to the conflict, bringing the size of the UK deployment to 9,500. A decision is likely next week. His move comes as US president Barack Obama prepares to unveil a new strategy on Afghanistan. Mr Obama yesterday summoned a delegation of senators and congressmen to the White House to lay preparations for an expected surge of between 20,000 and 40,000 US forces. Downing Street said any suggestion Mr Brown had been unwilling to deploy more troops was simply wrong. A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, who was killed by a roadside bomb on Monday, was being named later today. The British death toll stands at 220 since the conflict began. Rejected plea: Brown PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY THIS is the moment armed police seized a man allegedly wielding a gun in a packed Tube station. Officers leapt over road barriers to swoop on Tottenham Court Road station yesterday after a passenger called police to report a man with a handgun. It turned out to be a gas-powered pellet gun. Cuffed: officers leading away the suspect yesterday Gundrama ontheTube Massiveincrease infinancialfraudFInAnCIAl fraud has soared by more than 70 per cent in the last year, according to the head of City of london Police. Commissioner Mike Bowron said increasing numbers of lawyers, valuers, accountants and insurance brokers are becoming involved in sophisticated scams. His officers are currently investigating an 80m Ponzi-style investment fraud involving up to 750 victims, and an alleged 200m mortgage fraud. The value of reported frauds in the UK is estimated to be about 20bn now, compared with an estimated 14bn in 2005. CUlTURE Secretary Ben Bradshaw hit out at the BBC today for being biased towards the Tories. Mr Bradshaw criticised fawning coverage of the Conservative Party conference after shadow chancellor George Osborne was quizzed on Radio 4s flagship news show. Another wholly feeble and biased Today programme rounded off with a fawning interview with a Tory pundit! he wrote on social networking site Twitter. Mr Osborne had been questioned by host Evan Davis on his plans for cutting public spending by some 7bn a year to stabilise government finances. Ex-Tory MP Michael Brown also appeared on Today, praising Mr Osbornes speech in Manchester yesterday. Earlier this week Mr Bradshaw, a former BBC journalist, claimed a Today interview with shadow schools secretary Michael Gove disgracefully feeble. last week, he suggested the BBC Trust -- which scrutinises BBC strategy and represents the interests of the licence fee-payers -- was unsustainable in the long run. Attack:BenBradshaw Ive begun to accept myself. I love my white skin. 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