London Lite Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15 400 FORCED TO FLEE AS FLAMES RACE UP THEIR OFFICE BLOCK Womanfoilslaptopthief BY KEVIN WIDDOP Shocked: Gia Mills had just got out of her bath tiny.cc/jAxvN THE in-flight meal has always been an aerial lucky dip to delight or disgust. Tim Bartels, a German journalist who flies regularly, catalogues the meals he has eaten in various classes. As youd expect, first-class folk get a rather better gastronomic experience than hoi polloi slumming it in economy. headlesshistoricals.com A COLLECTION of dolls inspired by people who died in rather horrible ways, this site certainly livens up history. The dolls are intriguingly dressed according to how they appeared during the peak of their success but their bodies still display the manner in which they died. KELLY ARMSTRONG EMAIL YOUR TIMEWASTERS TO: wasters@thisislondon.co.uk/lite Timew@ster What to browse when the boss isnt looking I chased off house burglar wearing just a bath towel 10-storey towering inferno inHigh Holborn A MAKE-UP artist saw off a burglar -- despite being on crutches and wearing only a bath towel. Gia Mills, 35, had just stepped out of the tub when she found a thief trying to steal a laptop at her Notting Hill flat. She challenged him and he left the scene. Then Ms Mills phoned the police before shadow- ing the man down the street -- where he tried to raid her neighbours homes -- until offic- ers arrived and arrested him. Ms Mills, who has worked for Kevin Spacey and Sir Tom Jones as well as top fashion photographers, was praised by police officers after surpris- ing the burglar at her garden flat at 10am on Sunday. She said today: I had just got out of the bath when I caught him trying to come into my bedroom. He had opened the window from the outside and was poking a stick through the security bars, trying to pick up my laptop bag. I was shocked and said, What are you doing? He just nonchalantly walked away. It was all quite unnerving. I dressed quickly and went outside. I could see him looking into the other houses. I was hobbling on crutches after injuring my ankle, but I was able to hide and watch what he was doing while I called police. They were very prompt and efficient and two cars came straight away. Like fireworks: 50 firefighters tackled blaze at the glass- fronted building Ventilation shaft blaze: staff after evacuation FOUR hundred people were forced to flee a central London office block yesterday as a fire raced up the 10-storey building in minutes. Flames shot up the modern glass- fronted block like a fireworks display after the blaze broke out in a ventilation shaft at around 3pm. High Holborn and surrounding streets were sealed off as 50 firefighters tackled the fire, which spread rapidly from a Japanese restaurant on the ground floor of MidCity Place up to a plant room in the roof. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. 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.html