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Faye Barker's Saturday programme blog

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It was so great on Wednesday to see the Olympic Stadium sparkling once again for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, and the Games themselves are continuing to inspire.

Today ParalympicsGB have brought home more medals. Natasha Baker, who's based in Uxbridge, won the team's first equestrian gold in the Grade 2 dressage. Robin Womack, who lives in Southend-on-Sea has also done us proud with a bronze in the F54/55/56 shotput. Overall, the British team is now 2nd in the medal table. We've also been catching up with Derek Derenalagi to hear about his Paralympic experience. Derek, from Watford, was injured whilst on a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007 and competed in the F57 Discus.

Away from the Paralympics, we had the sad news this lunchtime that performer Max Bygraves has died at the age of 89. The entertainer was born in Rotherhithe, south-east London in 1922 and was a singer, comedian and TV host as well as a veteran of variety and music hall. Although born and bred in the capital, he died peacefully in his sleep in Queensland, Australia where he had set up home in recent years. We'll be looking back at his six decades in the entertainment industry.

From one end of the showbiz spectrum to the other, American R'n'B star Usher is in town to open the month-long iTunes festival. He'll be performing at the Roundhouse in Camden tonight but is making time to catch-up with us first - a must-see for all fans.

Hope you can join us all just before 6pm.

Faye