willpower to resist having a peek himself. The three were guests at the Evening Standards Influentials party last night, at Burberrys Westminster headquarters. Boris was reunited with his old adversary Ken Livingstone, and offered him a job as deputy mayor for reconciliation. Former mayor Mr Livingstone later mischievously claimed that Mr Johnson had quit and he would be retaking control of City Hall. Boris, crowned the most influential Londoner, said: Its a ludicrous accolade but I revel in it. Im proud to be rated the most influential person in the most influential city on Earth. AS A successful clothing retailer, Sir Philip Green must know a good rack when he sees one. But that was no excuse for the Topshop boss to stare down Jo Woods scarlet top, as the Strictly Come Dancing star celebrated her 6.5m divorce payoff from rocker husband Ronnie. Mayor Boris Johnson looked as if he was using all his what songs work. Do commuters really want to hear a corporate jingle from every busker? What a daft idea. The busking pitches have been previ- ously sponsored by brands including Carling and radio station Capital 95.8. A spokeswoman for Coca-Cola said: Coca-Cola is sponsoring b u s k i n g o n L o n d o n Underground this Christmas but we are in too early a stage to confirm the details of the arrangement. She refused to confirm or deny whether buskers would be asked to sing or play the jingle. A Transport for London spokeswoman said: We are delighted that Coca-Cola will be sponsoring the London Underground licensed busk- ing scheme in the run-up to Christmas and over the New Year. She said buskers would not be obliged to sing the jingle. CoCA-CoLA has asked Tube buskers to sing its jingle as live advertising this Christmas. The firm has signed a deal with London Underground, which will see pitches branded with its slogans. Singers and musicians across the network will be given sheet music or CDs so they can perform the companys festive jingle Holidays Are Coming. The campaign will run for one month from 30 November alongside TV adverts with the same music. However, buskers and commuters have branded the idea daft. Michael Ball, a 47-year-old jazz guitarist from Tulse Hill who has been busking for 25 years in Tube stations, said: Not in a million years will I play some Coke jingle. Most buskers make half their annual income in December. Londoners are really up for it and gener- ous at this time and we know London Lite Wednesday, 11 November 2009 Tube buskers asked to sing Cokes jingles FirminpopmusicXmasadbid by georgina littlejohn by alistair foster 700k cost of Jackos funeral MICHAEL JACKSONS funeral cost a staggering $1.1m (692,000), according to court papers. The singers service, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, included a $25,000 (15,700) gold casket. NHS vouchers to beat obesity MORE than 40,000 homes in Essex are being given healthy-eating vouchers in a NHS-funded project to battle obesity. The coupons will give families 50 per cent off if they opt for waistline-friendly options at participating restaurants. Yes,Ivegot a lot up Topshop, Sir Philip Mayor pair: Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone Hes got a peek: Jo, Sir Philip and Boris last night 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.html52.html53.html54.html55.html