With the nation still buzzing from its Olympic success, the next round of celebrations began in earnest as the Paralympic flame arrived in the East.
26 flame ambassadors left London this morning, kicking off a weekend of events ahead of the Paralympic opening ceremony on Wednesday.
One of the first places to welcome the flame today was Needham Market in Suffolk, from where Emma Baker reports.
Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford is being honoured with an open-top bus parade through Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes.
A breakfast conference was held at the University of Essex today to discuss the Olympics legacy and how local businesses can benefit.
Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate is cheered on her return to Great Yarmouth