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Will the Olympic Torch be coming to your street?

The Olympic Torch Relay will be carried through scores of villages, towns and cities in the Midlands Photo: ITV Central

The Olympic Torch Relay returns to the Midlands this week for a total of eight days, travelling from Lincolnshire through Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Cambridgeshire.

The relay began its 70 day tour of the UK at Land's End in Cornwall May 19th.

During its journey it will be carried across 8,000 miles, by 8,000 torchbearers.

It has already been in the Midlands for four days, visiting Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, with evening celebrations in Worcester and Stoke-on-Trent.

From June 27th to July 4th, the Olympic Torch will be carried through scores of villages, towns and cities in the Midlands, and will visit numerous historic landmarks and tourist attractions, including the National Memorial Arboretum, the Black Country Living Museum, Nottingham Castle, Warwick Castle, Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House,Althorp House, Burghley House and the Great Central Railway.

During its time here it will be carried in a boat, on a cable car, on ice, by train, and tram.

Evening celebrations will be held in Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester and Peterborough.

The torch leaves the region on July 4th heading to East Anglia and the South East, before finishing at Friday July 27th at the Olympic Park for the opening ceremony and the official start of the London 2012 games.

Find out where you can see the Olympic Torch by viewing the day-by-day maps:

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