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Faye Barker's Sunday programme blog

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The heartache of any parent who loses a child must be unbearable, and this is surely only made worse when there are unanswered questions hanging in the air. Just over a week ago, 28 year old Alexander Monson died while in police custody in Kenya, after being arrested for possession of cannabis. Pathology reports show the former London student died from a blow to the head, but police deny assaulting him. His father, Lord Monson, now wants answers.

There is a lot of suspicion over anything that is "genetically modified" and today protestors have gathered near a scientific research centre in Harpenden where GM wheat crop is being grown. Security has been tight after there were reports the group planned to rip up the crop, but so far, events have been peaceful.

Joining us in the studio this evening is an up and coming music star from Surrey who's hoping he can soon give up his day job as a builder. Michael Armstrong has already had a brush with fame in the United States after his kids persuaded him to enter an American Idol competition whilst on holiday in Florida. He wowed judges and won a place in the televised auditions, only for his hopes to be dashed as, being a Brit, he couldn't take it any further. However, all was not lost and he's now got a record deal here in the UK.

There's been more glorious sunshine to enjoy today, but it meant it was hot for the runners tackling the Bupa London 10K earlier. The inspirational Mo Farah led the pack across the finishing line and has told us he can't wait for the Olympics.

Most of us are hoping this sunshine will continue, especially for the upcoming Jubilee celebrations, and Claire Nasir will be joining us with her forecast (fingers crossed for good news!)

Hope you can join us at 5:30pm, ITV1.

Faye