Thursday, 22 October 2009 London Lite BORIS JOHNSON came under pressure today to introduce a one-hour bus ticket which could be used by passengers with Oyster Cards. The proposal, which would allow passengers to use more than one bus during a 60-minute period without paying more t h a n o n c e , would be more affordable and convenient. Members of t h e L o n d o n Assembly unanimously voted through a motion asking the Mayor to consider the idea. Lib-Dem Caroline Pidgeon, who proposed the original plan, said: You can already switch from Tube to Tube on the same ticket, so it makes real sense to allow people to do the same with buses. One-hour bus tickets are already oper- ating success- fully in Paris, R o m e a n d Brussels. It is time London caught up. The scheme would make bu s t r ave l attractive to a lot of peo- ple who do not use buses o f t e n , s h e added. But sources close to the Mayor said such a move was unlikely to hap- pen as it would be very expensive to bring in. DAME Vera Lynn and Hayley Westenra were launching this years Poppy Appeal today. The singers were in Horse Guards Parade to start the Royal British Legions drive to raise 31m. This year the appeal focuses on Afghanistan. Under the banner serving those who serve, it ends on Armistice Day, 11 November, with Silence In The Square, the two- minute silence in Trafalgar Square. NIcoLE KIDMAN says that Hollywood contributes to violence against women by showing them as sex objects. At a US congressional panel, Kidman, 42, said, probably when asked if movies played a bad role. She was there as UN Development Fund for Women goodwill ambassador to promote the International Violence Against Women Act. by kevin widdop Damespoppylaunch Bidfora one-hour ticket on thebuses Nicoletakesastand Fare call: Boris Johnson Role model: Kidman yesterday 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