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Faye Barker's programme blog

Faye Barker Photo: ITN

Driving into work today I noticed the Olympic lanes for the first time - you can go in them at the moment without risking being fined but I almost felt scared to! It is clear that plenty of work is going into making London's roads ready for the Olympics so what a headache to discover part of the M4 has been closed in both directions between junctions 1 and 3. The Highways Agency has found a crack in a "sensitive location" during work on the Boston Manor Viaduct and that stretch of the motorway could be closed for up to five days. The agency says it expects the work there to be completed in time for the Games later this month.

It's not been an easy ride for the Olympic torch today which has been travelling between Chelmsford and Cambridge. Organisers have been proudly telling us that the flame cannot go out... but has no-one spoken to them about what happens when you mix fire with water?! As part of the route today, the flame was taken down the course at the Lee Valley White Water Centre... and the inevitable happened.

Faye at Lee Valley White Water Centre last September Credit: Charlene White

Having had a go down that course myself with the London Tonight team last year (thanks to Charlene White for the picture), I can vouch for the fact it would be hard to keep anything dry in that place... anyway, all good fun and our reporter Toby Sadler will have the full details on the latest stage of the torch relay.

It's 40 years since the first Gay Pride march in Britain when 700 people walked from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park to demand "Gay liberation". Today a funding shortage has resulted in a scaled down version of the event from previous years, with no floats or vehicles as part of the procession. However there has still been plenty of spirit and, of course, pride on the streets today, with our cameras capturing it all.

We're on air just before 5:10pm this evening so I do hope you can join us then for all your latest London news.

Keep dry!

Faye