Faye Barker's Sunday programme blog

Faye Barker
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I've always been tempted by the idea of skydiving but have yet to take that leap. It is very rare for something to go wrong and it's a sport - and a thrill - enjoyed by many people. Today though we have heard of an accident near Peterborough which has left a man in his fifties from London dead, and a man in his late twenties with serious injuries. It seems that the pair collided about 50 feet above the ground yesterday afternoon, collapsing their parachutes. We'll have the latest from Sibson Airfield in Cambridgeshire where an investigation is underway.

In politics, the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton is underway and we've been hearing views from there on the future of London's airports. Delegates have voted strongly against a third runway at Heathrow and have also rejected Boris Johnson's plans to construct an airport in the Thames Estuary. However, don't you get the feeling this is an issue that will run and run...?

Many of us love a snoop around other people's houses - it seems to be a national pastime - and this weekend "Open House London" has come up with almost 800 buildings and events where the public can have a peek at somewhere that is normally closed to the public. Some are private homes, others are private offices or military properties but one place which really got the crowds flocking was 30 St Mary Axe... better known as "The Gherkin". We've also been having a look around a synagogue in Spitalfields where pictures are on show of life in the area from 1912.

Finally, I'm sure you have noticed the wet stuff and the grey skies today (bit of a shock to me after arriving back in London from a two week holiday in sunny Spain, and I gather it's been nice here too.) Manahli will have the latest forecast for us and - I'll give you a hint - get those brollies and warm coats handy (sigh).

All of the above and more coming up on the programme at 6pm, hope to see you then.

Faye