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TV, broadband & calls just 19.50 a month Over 60 top TV channels including Sky1, Discovery & LIVING Up to 10Mb fibre optic broadband Unlimited UK weekend calls to numbers starting 01, 02 and 03 Installed within 7-10 days Free installation Until 31st October Im tryIng to stop swearing. Any alternative words or phrases that are just as satisfying as effing and blinding? H, SE9 Anyone noticed an increase in people in baseball hats with price tag and sticker left on? Forgetful or fashion statement? Nick, London AttentIon female tube passengers -- your handbags are not weapons. Stop bullying defenceless male passengers with them. ta. Jimbobarino, N8 WhAt is the nose-diving horse head at marble Arch meant to represent? Kats, Essex hArvey (Txts, Tues): I bought all my Christmas shopping for this year in last years Christmas sales. Organised Ali, UB6 LImp ASh (Txts, Tues): the trick to recovering after having done your half-marathon is to walk downstairs backwards. Marathon Man, RM19 CALLIng all of Londons partygoers! Where is the best place to go this Friday evening for an office lads night out? venue and area needed! Steve & Andy, London BeSt way to get over being dumped? Dan, KT17 mArk, when I asked if you were free -- I was actually asking you out cos I fancy you?!! Donna, RM16 WouLd you give away your last rolo? What about last copy of Lite? elephant and Castle distributor did. thank you, you saved me on my commute home. Grateful, London Some weirdo who just got off the train came up to the window where I was sitting and took a photo of me. I feel truly violated! Snappy, London grIFF (Txts, Tues): the only thing worse than black socks and flip- flops is white socks and flip-flops! Stylecop, London reCentLy bought a new car. my six-year-old named it optimus prime from transformers but keeps getting her words mixed up and shouts octopus Bride! Anyone got a good name for the car? AF, HA8 pj (Txts, Tues): only the very young or very old wear pyjamas to bed. Be a man, bin them! Daz, SW2 pj: WhAt are you thinking? do you also wear a string vest? Woman to man -- not a turn-on! Ali, KT10 m (Txts, Thurs): as far as Im concerned paul young says every time you go away you take a piece of meat with you instead of piece of me. FSS Chick, SW16 m: FrIend caught at a youth club disco many moons ago singing skinning, skinning, skinning of a rabbit instead of its getting, its getting, its getting kinda hectic on Snaps the power! Christian, SE10 gettIng sick of the overused clich wrong on so many levels. Its often only just the one level -- for example, bad fashion. Matt, HA9 Would you have a naked X-ray? ILL miss artist Antony Gormleys Fourth Plinth project after it ends this morning. Its added fun to London, having members of the public pose as they like, such as Glaswegian Paul Scofield in a cow costume, pictured. Is there any reason it shouldnt be revived in the future? Annick, London LetS make it an annual event. trafalgar Square has been buzzing with a real sense of occasion in the last few weeks. I only wish Id seen more of the plinthers! Lucy, Farringdon the people on the plinth were desperate attention seekers. the spot should have been dedicated to real art -- you know, something of value and worth. Chrissie, London Ive good news for critics of jacqui Smith mp who are appalled she wont have to pay back many thousands in questionable expenses claims. no one will ever take her seriously again. Can there be any higher price to pay? Harriet, Camden So muCh for a full take that reunion. the boys are doing very nicely, thank you, without robbie Williams. Its hard to imagine what would possess them to get him back after that X Factor display. Martha, Forest Hill Another thing ShouldJacquiSmithgetapeerage?IsOGradyabetterhostthanRoss? Did Gormleys plinth idea work? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See E XCUSE me, but whats the big deal? So Manchester airport is running a trial with an X-ray machine for full-body security scans of passengers. Id much rather be seen naked than get blown up, and this should save time as well -- no more taking off shoes and belts. Bring it on at all UK airports, I say. Pat, Lewisham AnyonE who puts their modesty before the safety of hundreds of people needs to rethink their priorities. only one person will see the image of your bits and pieces and then it will be deleted -- a small price to pay for a secure flight. Bobbie Jo, Camden not only will the scanners deter terrorists but they will also help to stop the drug mules who traipse through airports with cocaine or heroin stuffed into packages in their bellies. Toni, IG11 I hAvE artificial hips and every time I pass though the detector at airport check-in I set off the alarm. For a few minutes Im treated like a common criminal. If this system can bring an end to such brusque customer service then Ill be happy. Charlie, Kensal Rise WE jUSt shouldnt be treated like cattle because we want to fly. Airports and airlines do not know how to treat their customers -- they take some, but thankfully not all, the fun out of going on holiday. Quicky, London I Dont believe X-rays are safe -- especially for pregnant women. Many women dont know theyre pregnant before two months. these women may be having their unborn babies put at risk. Charlene, Stratford I D o n t want some- one exam- ining every crevice of my body. Ill opt for the traditional pat down. Hilary, London IF ItS safe, secure and fast then no problem. And it will help beat the usual endless queues. Tommy R, London Textpoll Q: Should students be hit with more fees? OurlastresultDo expenses appeal MPs have a case? YES 15% NO 85%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at Whatever it takes to fly safely Nowhere to hide: X-ray reveals suspicious objects your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: 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.html48.html49.html50.html51.html