London Lite Friday, 9 October 2009 Only at The Carphone Warehouse* With the touchscreen Satio, youll soon be taking pictures with the 12 MP camera youll want to hang on your wall, listening to music that sounds like youre really there, and watching films that make you feel like youre part of the action. All in a beautiful silver body. *Applies to silver variant only. Due to the fast moving nature of this market, all offers, prices and availability are subject to change. Please ask your sales consultantforthelatest offers. Visit carphonewarehouse.com Call 0800 781 7975 Worth its weight in gold. The new silver Sony Ericsson Satio. Coming soon temporary ride revealed as top tourist destination AllyPallytakesonthebigboys nasa rocket to bomb moon SCIENTISTS hope to bomb the Moon today in a bid to discover if there is water there. Nasa will crash an orbiting observation satellite and its launch rocket into a crater to kick up a huge dust cloud which can then be analysed. sexes speak in different ways MEN and women are poles apart when communicating. Women write longer emails and are accused of being emotional, claims new book, Code Switching: How to Talk So Men Will Listen. Men are more likely to interrupt others. ALEXANDRA PALACE is going head-to- head with some of Londons most popular concert venues to attract the worlds biggest stars. The north London venue has been given permission to increase its audience capacity by 2,000, allowing gigs for more than 10,000 people. The move has triggered significant interest from the live music industry. It comes after Jay-Z announced he will perform at the venue next month. Managing director Rebecca Kane said the increase would return the Peoples Palace to its glory days. She added: When the Victorians opened it in 1865 it was a hub of entertainment and recreation. The changes are to help us continue that legacy.Bigger capacity: Alexandra Palace eyewheelsin 25m profit in one year Turning a healthy profit: the London Eye attraction was due to be scrapped after five years THE London Eye has defied the recession by turning a record profit of almost 25m. The 135-metre attraction, which is Londons fourth highest structure, pulled in 3.85 million passengers last year, only just short of its best figure. Its finances have been boosted by a surge in European visitors since the collapse of sterling last autumn, the trend towards staycations and visitors dipping deeper into their pockets to book pods for special occasions such as Valentines Day proposals. Operating profits were up by 15 per cent to 24.68m, making it almost certainly Londons most profitable attraction, according to accounts filed this week. The figures, which cover the year to 27 December, also show total revenue up six per cent at 52.04m and revenue per visitor up 8 per cent. It is a remarkable performance for a near 10-year-old temporary structure that was originally due to be scrapped after five years. But now a 17 half-hour ride in one of its 32 capsules -- one for each London borough -- has become an essential must do for tourists. It ranks as one of the worlds top 50 tourist destinations in terms of visitor numbers, just behind the Statue Of Liberty and the Coliseum but ahead of the Taj Mahal and Versailles. David Sharpe, London division director for owner Merlin Entertainment, said: It has been superb considering it looked as if it was going to be a very tough year. One visitor, student Martin Gourlay, 28, of Russell Square, brought fellow student Brieanna Lise Carlson, 22, to the Eye on a date. He said: I found out the time of the sunset so wed be on the Eye for it. Its a good way to see all the landmarks. by kevin widdop Setting for romance: Brieanna and Martin index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html