London Lite Thursday, 29 October 2009 3 by Jim Cartwright POPULARTHEATREDOESNTCOMEMUCHBETTERTHANTHISDAILY TELEGRAPH DIANA VICKERS... A FIVE STAR SCORCHER DAILY MAIL MARC WARREN BRILLIANTLY FUNNY ABSOLUTE RADIO LESLEY SHARP ...BARNSTORMING PERFORMANCE THE TIMES ABSOLUTE RADIO EVENING STANDARD LITTLE VOICE ...MASSIVE HEART BOX OFFICE 0844 412 4663 VAUDEVILLE THEATRE Now China sees red over X Factor crowd Leona:ImOK,anddontneedbodyguard EmbassycomplainstoGovernment Inbrief 62,000 appeals for school places THOUSANDS of disappointed parents launched official appeals last year after their children were refused places at popular schools, figures showed today. Almost 62,000 appeals were heard by independent panels over UK school allocations in 2007/08, according to government statistics. Parents won 19,150 of these cases, forcing schools to accept their children. Nursery paedo names victims THE nursery worker who sexually abused up to 30 children has finally revealed the identities of at least 10 of her victims to her lawyers. Vanessa George had refused to give the names of the infants she molested, despite admitting dozens of attacks while working at Little Teds nursery in Plymouth. The married mother of two, 39, is due to be sentenced next month. Google switches on PowerMeter GOOGLE has launched a service allowing people to monitor their homes power consumption from anywhere in the world. Users go to a PowerMeter website, where they see live readings from their home. The service will cost 69 for a clip to go on the main power supply cable, and a control box which plugs into a broadband connection. There is also a 2.99 monthly fee. Chinese take (em) away: young fans congregating outside the graffiti-covered wall of the X Factor house in Golders Green, next to the ambassadors residence, left LEONA LEWIS today said she has no plans to step up her security after she was punched in the face at a book signing. The singer was speaking for the first time about the attack which happened as she autographed copies of her new book, Dreams. Peter Kowalczyk, 29, had waited for hours at Waterstones in Piccadilly to meet the X Factor winner but then allegedly punched her. Lewis, 24, said she was very shaken at the time but that it could have been worse. She said: Im still alive, its just something you have to deal with when you have fame and the positives far outweigh the negatives. She said she had no plans to employ a bodyguard because she had people who looked out for her. Kowalczyk was charged with assault and sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He was unfit to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday and is being examined by psychiatrists in secure accommodation at Lambeth Hospital. SCREAMING teenage fans besieg- ing the X Factor house have sparked a diplomatic row. The Chinese Ambassador, whose house is next door to the contest- ants, has complained officially to the Government about the fans behaviour. Madam Fu Ying told the Foreign Office she is very irritated by the relentless commotion from hun- dreds of children hanging around the 6m property in Golders Green, desperate to catch a glimpse of the X Factor stars. A Chinese Embassy spokes- man said: I can confirm there was a complaint. The reason is several times late at night and early in the mornings, the teenage fans w e r e n o i s y a n d disturbing. Mobs of girls have defaced the ambassadors intercom buzzer and border fence with lewd declarations of love for hopefuls Olly Murs, 25, and Lloyd Daniels, 16. The high-level anger increases the pressure on ITV1 chiefs to move the contestants to a more isolated location. Police are understood to be talking to production company TalkbackThames about whether the house should be closed. Alexander Netsler, who lives in the street, said he and his neighbours wanted the contestants moved out. Its like putting a bunch of chavs next to the Queen, he added. Other neighbours have called the situation a nightmare and say the graffiti scrawled all over the secu- rity fence is pornographic. Twins John and Edward Grimes, 18, had a dressing-down from X Factor bosses after two young girls flashed their breasts at them. The Irish brothers, standing at an upstairs window, showed their appreciation by grabbing their crotches like Michael Jackson while wearing only boxer shorts. They have now been banned from signing autographs or talking to fans -- some of whom are wearing cardboard masks featuring the distinctive Jedward hairstyle. Police said two cars had a minor crash yesterday outside the house. One girl ran into the road and was almost run over when contestants returned. Police patrols have now been stepped up. Complaint: Madam Fu Ying, and masked fans of the Jedward twins BY KEVIN WIDDOP 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