email your views to tellus@thisislondon.co.uk or log on to thisislondon.co.uk/chat MESSAGEBOARD 10 Friday, 16 October 2009 London Lite To get Sky in your flat call 08442 411 341Get Sky TV with 2 Entertainment Packs (18.50) plus free UK evening and weekend calls (0 a month) and up to 2Mb broadband (0 a month when you take Sky Talk, otherwise 5 a month). *Box price stated is the recommended retail price only. Ask your Sky specialist installer for applicable box prices. #UK calls to 01, 02, 03 & 0870 numbers only (excludes Channel Islands, indirect and dial-up Internet access numbers and 070 numbers). Max price for other 08 numbers is 10ppm, with a max connection fee of 10p. Max price for 070 is 48ppm, with a max connection fee of 50p. Full tariff details at Sky.com/callpricing Free calls last up to an hour, then UK calls charged at 4.5ppm at any time of day. 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Believe in better Pause and rewind live TV 30 standard installation Record without tapes or timers Record selected series automatically Our pick of the weeks unmissable TV 1 2 amonth only Are transport hikes justified? IVE never seen the attraction of panto but I can see the attraction of Pamela Anderson, pictured. Perhaps her starring in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre in December will convert me. Roger, London You know your career is on the rocks when you start doing panto. I wonder if she realises how desperate the whole thing is. Penfold, London IM SuRE Pammy will be perfect for panto, as long as she gets its unique Britishness. Angela Hawes, London If ShES playing the genie does that mean she can grant me three wishes? I know what my first would be! Robbie, Wimbledon FINANCIER Nichola Peases suggestion that maternity leave be cut is ridiculous. It may be okay for multi- millionaires who can afford child care but the whole of Britains maternity leave cant be based on her circumstances. Schloe, Essex Im amazed 4,000 bothered to complain about X Factor judge Dannii minogues references to contestant Danyl Johnsons sexuality last week. Its getting that you cannot say anything without offending. Danny P, Egham Another thing Is Tescos waste plan a winner? Will Cheryl make No1? Will you see Pammy do panto? 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 thisislondon.co.uk/lite C LEARLY someones completely lost the plot. Here we are in economic turmoil with the danger of deflation, and now we learn Londoners face stonking transport increases across the board next year. The congestion charge is rising 25 per cent, with bus and Tube Oyster fares up by double-digit amounts. The Mayor is right, its grim news indeed. So what are you going to do about it, Boris? Chris, Harlow THESE increases are a scandal when inflation is almost at zero. Perhaps Boris Johnson should try to make Transport for Londons management and opera- tions more efficient before laying the financial burden on the poor public. Wally, London BORiS is charging the poorest Londoners vastly more for their bus journeys so he can plug the hole caused by cutting the congestion charge for the wealthy drivers who would have been in the western extension zone. Steve Green, London THiS is diabolical. Theres been a Jubilee line bus replacement serv- ice every weekend this year but i bet theres no discount for that. William Jenkins, London BORiS is giving us all the wake-up call we need. We must stop complaining about expenses caused by the previous mayor. Good on Boris for actually doing the hard job that needs to be done to sort out this city. Frank, London LONDONS transport is incredible compared to many other parts of the UK. The trains are cramped at peak times, but you dont know how good youve got it. Rob, formerly of London SOUTH London will be hardest hit, as we are more reliant on buses and high Overground fares. its not fair. Anna, London GOOD news for Londons fitness: people are going to be walking a lot more from now on. Barney, Lewisham Textpoll Q: Should the BNP be on Question Time? OurlastresultDoes maternity leave stall womens careers? YES 74% NO 26%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at thisislondon.co.uk/lite We cant takemore fare rises Capital punishment: touching in is set to cost more e-edition.thelondonlite.co.ukForget your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: PEoPlE who ask for donations to their honeymoon wind me up. Im not paying for your glorified holiday. Is not a gift something you keep? Stop this robbery. Poor after summer weddings. Skint, Sevenoaks So PEAChES GElDoF thinks her dad is a tight a**e, hes like an Irish potato famine farmer. Grow up and get a proper job. Eamonn, London woRSt fashion mistake Ive ever seen, skinny woman wearing ultra-minidress and gusset of flesh- coloured tights visible below hem walking down South Ken! Shocked, London my GIRlFRIEND speaking about Boyzone and Keith Duffy -- hes the Irish one isnt he? JL, London ACtIoN (txts, thu): if youre after a masterChef compilation album, then you really need to get out more! Jason Bardin, TW3 ACtIoN: I can tell you they play Feeling A moment by Feeder every time a masterChef contestant gets through to the next round. Great tune! Helen, Brighton ACtIoN: I noticed masterChef has used a few Plump DJs tracks from the album A Plump Night out. JM, SE16 DoES anyone know if the timpsons guy at Victoria station is single? Kate, SW7 I woulD love to know why the driver on my hammersmith & City line train was wearing sunglasses just now. All the red signals too bright for you? Laura, E1 SJ: thE molehills in tarmac are caused by trapped air expanding when hot. tarmac wasnt laid properly. David, ME18 SJ: tREE roots normally! Oakey, Brighton ANyoNE else annoyed with the new tube map? where have all the zones gone? tried to work out how much it was gonna cost to travel and I couldnt do it. FumING. Si Luke, London why do people walk on the right side of the pavement in the City? Is it because we are told to keep right on underground escalators? Eug, SW15 SuREly they cannot be putting up Christmas lights on oxford Street already? the only explanation is theyre taking down the ones from last year. Dando, SE22 NICK (txts, thu): the trend for leaving tags on hats is to prove the hat is not a fake. Em, N18 tRENDy: thats a line from the wire, you cant claim it! McNulty, WD7 tRENDy: dad asked my first boyfriend where he bought his cap with the peak at the back. I died when the poor lad explained about turning it around. Hayley, Clapham 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.html