Thursday, 8 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) Dry with variable cloud and clear intervals. Feeling chilly. AirQuality NitrogenDioxide Yesterday61mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan286-Low,287-572 -Moderate,573+-High FineParticles Yesterday27mg/m3 Forecast-Low. Calculatedonmicrogramspercubic metre.Lessthan50-Low,50-74 -Moderate,75+-High Lights High 13-16C (55-61F) Five-day London forecast Mostly dry but cloudy. Rain by evening. Breezy. TOMORROW 16 Rain SATURDAY 18 Cloudy SUNDAY 16 Fair MONDAY 15 Fair TUESDAY 16 Fair Tomorrow 15 14 14 14 14 16 15 15 5 5 5 6 6 5 7 8 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 12C r Manchester 13C r Birmingham 14C rCardiff 14C r Bergen 7C f Oslo 8C s Riga 9C f Warsaw 13C sBerlin 13C s Prague 14C s Munich 17C dr Zurich 18C r Geneva 20C sh Marseille 24C f Rome 25C s Palermo 26C sTunis 29C s Cagliari 26C s Ajaccio 24C sh Barcelona 25C f Madrid 25C s Malaga 28C s Tangier 26C s Faro 24C s Lisbon 23C f Funchal 24C f Tenerife 26C s Palma 25C th Bordeaux 21C c Bonn 16C fBrussels 16C f Paris 19C c Vienna 20C r Budapest 23C f Sarajevo 24C f Athens 28C s Stockholm 9C s Gothenburg 9C s Copenhagen 11C c Amsterdam 14C f London 16C r Penzance 16C r Belfast 13C r Dublin 14C sh Sunsetand lighting-uptimes 6.22pm,rises7.14am Moonrise 8.04pm,sets12.37pm TODAYONAPAGE Borisgo-aheadforLondonstallesttower BORIS JOHNSON has used new planning powers to overturn a council decision and approve Londons tallest building. The 63-storey Columbus Tower is set to go up on the Isle of Dogs. It will be 10 metres higher than the current tallest building -- One Canada Square. The plans were approved after developers Commercial Estates Group agreed to contribute 4m towards Crossrail and 1m for affordable housing. It must also pay 2m for bus services, parks and job training initiatives. After original planning permission lapsed, Tower Hamlets council rejected a renewal because of the impact on listed buildings and conservation areas. Until last April, the Mayor only had powers to veto a scheme that councils wanted to approve, but he can now also overturn rejections. During his election campaign, Mr Johnson said he would not intervene when councils and residents opposed a plan. But in this case the Mayor said: The development will deliver a huge contribution to the cost of Crossrail.Tall talk: Boris Johnson Yard crackdown after 9% crime jump PLEASE RECYCLE YOUR COPY OF LITE RESPONSIBLY PA GIANT inflatable rabbit hovers over shoppers in Covent Garden Market promoting Tate Moderns latest exhibition to bring together commerce and art. The 53ft-high helium-filled rabbit by Jeff Koons was initially created for the Macys Thanksgiving Parade in New York. It has been installed in the South Hall of the market until Sunday in an attempt to entice visitors to the South Bank to see Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Whats up doc? Just a 53ft rabbit NHSspends20m kickingtheciggies THE NHS is spending record levels of cash on helping smokers to quit, new figures show. More than 20m was spent between April and June this year persuading 79,000 people to stop smoking -- costing the NHS 257.72 per smoker. In the same period in 2003 each quitter cost the NHS 173.90. But public health minister Gillian Merron insisted that the health services stop smoking service is cost-effective and is proven to work. It gives people the best chance of stubbing out a dangerous habit, saving thousands of lives every year. SCOTLAND YARD is launching a major operation to tackle a recession-fuelled surge in break-ins and car thefts in London. Police are targeting prolific burglars and organised gangs who break into peoples homes to steal car keys. Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson has ordered the crackdown under the banner of the original Operation Bumblebee initiative. He admits the recession is at least partly to blame for a nine per cent surge in burglaries. The number of break-ins in the six months to the end of September rose to 27,739, compared with 25,402 in the same period last year. But in some boroughs the increase is far higher. In Barking and Dagenham and Hillingdon, burglaries are up 40 per cent in the period. Break- ins in Kingston increased by 36 per cent and in Croydon by 35 per cent. There have, however, also been falls in a handful of boroughs, notably Hammersmith and Fulham which had a drop of 30 per cent, from 774 to 538. The Operation Bumblebee initiative in the Nineties saw year-on- year reductions in burglary in London. It featured mass raids, and roadshows where thousands of pieces of stolen property were returned to their owners. Last night, images advertising the new campaign were beamed on to the Yard headquarters warning that prolific offenders will be targeted. 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