London Lite Friday, 23 October 2009 by georgina littlejohn Stab bodies lay in flat for week TWO men stabbed to death in a south London flat may have lain undiscovered for a week, police said today. Luciano Schiano, 49, and Donald McPherson, 60, were found in West Norwood on Tuesday. A man, 29, is being questioned. Dry today... but wait til Tuesday TUESDAY has been found to be the wettest day of the week. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are the driest days, while rainfall has increased by more than 10 per cent over the last 110 years, researchers in Manchester found. FuryoverMet armedsquad on hotspot street patrols SuBoina saluteto Su-Bhoys Mayornottoldaboutdecision THE METs decision to begin regular armed patrols on some streets was attacked today as unacceptable. Members of the London Assembly demanded that Mayor Boris Johnson call an emergency meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority. They added that the decision, under which machine gun-carrying officers will be engaged in routine policing for the first time, was harmful to commu- nity relations. Others said the move -- understood to have been made without consulting Mr Johnson -- would increase, rather than allay, residents fears. The protests come after the disclosure that armed mem- bers of the Mets elite CO19 firearms squad are to begin routine patrols on hotspot streets and estates in Tottenham, Haringey and Brixton. There has been a 17 per cent rise in gun crime in the capital over the past six months, fuelled by a Turkish gang war in north London and a rise in teenage gang shootings south of the river. The Met, which has already started the scheme, insists it is a proportionate and temporary response to stop armed gangs controlling estates. Joanne McCartney, Labours policing spokeswoman on the London Assembly, said: We want fewer guns on the streets, not more, and people to feel safe in their community -- not scared of those who are supposed to protect them. There has been no debate and, apparently, no consideration of the strong opposition that exists to arming the police. Jenny Jones, a Green MPA mem- ber, added: This is a totally unacceptable departure from nor- mal policing tactics. I hope the Met will rethink this terrible decision. I cant believe that the sight of a policeman with a machine gun will make people feel safer. Anger is all the greater because the move was disclosed in a Police Review maga- zine article, rather t h a n b e i n g announced through official channels. BRITAINS GOT TALENT star Susan Boyle cheered on her beloved Celtic FC -- and was herself cheered by the crowd at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Sadly none of the 48- year-olds recent good fortune rubbed off on the The Bhoys who lost 1-0 to Hamburg in a Europa League clash. SIR ELTON JOHN has announced he will play his only UK concert next year at his beloved Watford Football Club. The 62-year-old singer will perform at the clubs ground, Vicarage Road, on 29 May 2010 and has agreed to give all of his fees from the concert to the club. It will be Sir Eltons first performance there since June 2005. He previously appeared at the ground in 1974. Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Monday 9 November and Watford FC season ticket holders will have priority. The singer bought the club in 1976, becoming its director and chairman. Current chairman Jimmy Russo hopes the concert will raise 600,000. Eltons only UK gig: Watford FC Urged to act: Boris Johnson Sing when youre winning: SuBo last night H 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