Evan holds the Paralympic Flame

Evan Whitton, 8 Credit: PA

Evan Whitton, 8, from West Yorkshire representing all 5 local authorities in Yorkshire holds the Flame during the lighting of the Paralympic Cauldron in Trafalgar Square, central London.

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Paralympic flame in Yorkshire

The Paralympic flame has arrived in Yorkshire. It was carried into our region by 8-year-old Evan Whitton who defied doctors by walking, despite being told he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.