Advertisement

Olympic Torch in the Anglia region

The Olympic Torch relay is in the Anglia region from Monday 2 July until Monday 9 July. The London 2012 Olympic Games run from 27 July until 12 August.

View all 131 updates ›

84-year-old skydiver is Fakenham torchbearer

Bill Blackiston, 84, from Blakeney in Norfolk is carrying the Olympic torch through Fakenham.

Ex-soldier Mr Blackiston took up sky-diving at the age of 80 and has raised more than £12,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance from two tandem jumps.

Bill is the father of North Norfolk celebrity chef Galton Blackiston and was nominated for encouraging others to follow his fund-raising example.

More on this story