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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.

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Double celebration in York as the Paralympic torch leads city's anniversary flotilla.

There was a double celebration on the River Ouse in York as the city commemorated its 800th anniversary and welcomed the Paralympic torch

The flame, carried in a miner's lamp by canoeists, led a flotilla of 200 boats through the city. The 'York 800' event was cancelled due to high river levels earlier this year. Thousands of people lined the Ouse to see the traditional vessels, and some that were a little more unusual.

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