Faye Barker's Saturday programme blog

Faye Barker
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The grey drizzly weather didn't put off thousands of people from lining the streets of the capital today to watch floats, carriages and performers all taking part in the Lord Mayor's Show. This isn't about our London Mayor Boris Johnson of course, this was about the inauguration of the 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Roger Gifford, who was carried through the capital in a golden coach. It's the kind of pomp that is done so well in London and is steeped in almost 800 years of history. Appropriately we have seen an Olympic flavour to this year's pageant with golden girl Jessica Ennis taking part. Our cameras have been out and about catching the best bits which we will share with you on tonight's programme.

Also yomping through the streets of London today are a group of Royal Marines hoping to break a world record as part of Remembrance weekend. They are speed-marching 26.5 miles, carrying 18kgs (40lb) of kit, hoping to complete the course in less than four hours and 19 minutes. David Cameron sent them off from Downing Street saying: "It's going to be tough in this weather but as far as you can, have a hoofing good time."

'Hoofing', I'm told, is Royal Marines' slang for excellent or fantastic. I've also learnt today that 'yomp' is an acronym for 'Your Own Marching Pace'. So hoofing and yomping, we will be able to update you on how they got on.

There's plenty more in tonight's running order, including the 16 year old who disguised himself as an old man to carry out an armed robbery in Kent, more questions over the future of Walthamstow's famous greyhound stadium, plus the latest football scores from London's teams.

Hope you can join us at 5:20pm.

Faye