Emma Crosby looked rather nice tonight in her Debenhams dark blue dress and black heels, but the dresses are starting to look a little bit similar.

Mini Stevenson reported on Michael Phelps, swimmer, passes his milestone 19 medals. Man of the moment but who may retire after this Olympics. Its a lot physically and psychological.

Travel chaos? Clearly not in London 5 days into the games. London has half as many visitors as expected. It seems the sports tourists are not going into the city and the other tourists are staying away with the games on. Andy Bell, political editor, sat upstairs in an open-topped bus. Some `tourists` are spotted in Trafalgar Square and he then discussed how quiet it was with a cabbie. You are only quids in if you are a business.

The athletics – start Friday – and Jessica Ennis is the poster girl of Team GB. There’s a buzz all about Leyla Hayes says, make gold a reality.

5 days wait for gold then two at once! Cycling (Bradley Wiggins of course) and rowing. Sir Bradley has a ring to it Simon Vigar says. Bradley Wiggins is an athlete without compare, he can do anything said one person. The boat women had tears in their eyes afterwards, the first British women to win rowing gold. Tessa Chapman reported from Bath that the atmosphere erupted like Wembley Stadium. The army wished them well as one is a serving officer, it’s sensational said one observer. Four pairs of badminton players disqualified for playing to lose. It’s rigged – was one comment, hardly ignites admiration – was another. Showed sport in a bad light. China; USA; France still leading the medals, I think Team GB is doing a little better.

Emma Crosby at 6.30pm in other news is talking about another fall in house prices. Princess Kate has won another `best dressed` award. Weather – scattered showers and unsettled for next 48hrs or so, 19 – 23 celsius. UV medium. Probably like that for next few days.