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Hawick archer begins Paralympic campaign

Kate's husband Roy is alongside her at the games as a Team GB coach Credit: ITV

Kate Murray from Hawick is taking part in the ranking round of the Paralympic archery competition today. It is an extra special day for 63-year-old as it's her birthday. Kate's competed at four Paralympic Games, she won both a silver and bronze at the Beijing Games 2008.


Paralympic flame lit in Cumbria

The Paralympic torch Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wir

A group of disabled and non-disabled Scouts will climb to the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain to create the English Paralympic flame.

At the same time flames will be lit on top of the highest mountains of Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Scouts will use the traditional technique of rubbing flint together to create sparks and kindle a flame. The Flame will then be placed in a miner's lantern and taken to London where it will be the focus for a day of Paralympic celebrations.

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