Faye Barker's Saturday blog

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The Metropolitan Police is being criticised again today - this time for offering a special support programme to officers who'll be escorting the Olympic torch across the UK. More than 30 staff have been selected to ensure the security of the torch and those who carry it. However it's emerged that, after the games, Occupational Health specialists will be called upon to help "reintegrate" the officers back into their working life in London. So, is this vital support for them or simply a waste of taxpayers' money?

Teenagers from Croydon who are annoyed at being tarred with the same brush as last summer's rioters have come out in force today to try to rebuild their reputation. Today they've been hitting the streets... but in a good way. Young people have committed to doing some community work once a month with the aim of changing Croydon for the better, and also changing perceptions of teenagers in the area. We've sent along our cameras to find out how they're getting on.

More on those stories and the rest of today's headlines coming up at 5:50pm. Hope to see you then!

Faye

PS There's a bit of a do going on this afternoon for the ITV Regions and Nations News Awards. London Tonight is up for a few gongs so I'll let you know tomorrow how the team got on!