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Faye Barker's Saturday programme blog

Faye Barker Photo: ITN

So the bunting is now a little bedraggled and the sun isn't quite breaking through the clouds enough to feel like summer, but we do have some good news to report today. After five days at the King Edward VII Hospital in central London, the Duke of Edinburgh has been allowed home following treatment for a bladder infection. He looked in good spirits and many are keeping their fingers crossed that he will be able to join the Queen for further Diamond jubilee events next week. It also means he won't have to spend his 91st birthday tomorrow in hospital, although Buckingham Palace has said he will be spending the day "privately".

Best dressed British bulldog Credit: Faye Barker

I thought you may like this snap I took during last weekend's jubilee celebrations of the best dressed bulldog I've seen for a while (ok the only bulldog in costume I've seen for a while). However, not all pets are as fortunate as this strapping fellow and today we've been down to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to see some less than perfect pets who desperately need a new home. We've met a cuddly collie-cross who's lost her tail and a crossed-eyed cat who I am sure will win you over.

Less than 50 days to go until the Olympics and there is rarely a day now when an issue surrounding the Games doesn't make the headlines. Today we've heard thousands of London bus workers have voted to go on strike in a row over extra payments for working during the event. Members of the Unite union backed industrial action by more than nine to one so we'll be assessing how this is likely to pan out in the coming days and weeks.

We're on air just before 5:30pm so hope you can join us then.