Lord Mayor Parade

The Lord Mayor of the City of London takes office at a Silent Ceremony.

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Ennis to star in Lord Mayor's show

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of central London today to watch floats, carriages, performers - and Jessica Ennis - in the Lord Mayor's Show.

The annual parade marks the inauguration of the 685th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Roger Gifford, who will be carried through the capital in a golden coach. Joining him will be Olympic gold medallist Ennis who will have the pleasure of using a Jaguar F-Type sports car.

Jessica Ennis
Jessica Ennis Credit: Press Association

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Lord Mayor's Show has been scaled back

The Lord Mayor's annual show is a London tradition that dates back to the thirteenth century.

But this weekend the event will be slightly scaled back.

There will be a three-and-a-half mile procession of floats, bands, horses and vintage cars through the city.

But this year, there won't be any fireworks because there's not enough money.

Rags Martel reports.

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