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The Olympic Torch so far today

Leon Taylor carried the Torch through Derby this morning along streets lined with crowds Photo: Derby City SSP
Nurses from Derby Hospital dressed as Florence Nightingale to celebrate the arrival of the Torch Credit: Paul Widowfield

Day 43 of the Olympic Torch relay began this morning in Derby as it was carried through the town.

The flame was handed dover at Royal Derby Hospital by Leon Taylor following a night of celebration in Market Square.

The celebrations will continue in Derby despite the torch moving on, with an open air classical concert in Darley Park starting at 18.00hrs followed by fireworks.

Dance duo Twist and Pulse held the torch in Burton this morning, describing the experience as one fo the proudest moments of their lives. Credit: Samsung 2012

The Torch then arrived in Burton-Upon-Trent where Burton Rugby Club has opened to serve breakfast to spectators and are offering children the chance to participate in 'Little Ruggers'.

Dance duo Twist and Pulse carried the Torch in Burton-Upon-Trent this morning, describing the experience as 'one of the proudest moments of our lives'.

The Olympic flame then continued down the A38 and onto Alrewas.

The flame was then carried into the National Memorial Arboretum to mark Armed Forces Day. At 8.30am commemorations began, the events and activities included a Service of Tribute, musical entertainment, a variety of exhibitions and special displays.

The Torch was carried by war hero Corporal Johnson Beharry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2005 for saving the lives of his unit by charging down an ambush in Iraq.

The Torch was carried by war hero Corporal Johnson Beharry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2005 Credit: ITV Central

The Torch then passed through to *Streethay *where a family activities day is underway, including a planned mass balloon release for later today. A vintage car relay is underway travelling from Streethay through to *Lichfield *as the road is lined with spectators.

The vintage care relay has travelled through Streethay and onto Lichfield to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Flame Credit: Lichfield District Council

The Olympic Torch arrived in Lichfield at 9.20hrs and headed onto Hopwas and then Tamworth.

The streets of Lichfield were lined with flag waving spectators with many buildings draped in bunting.

Olympic Torch passing through Lichfield, streets lined with bunting and cheering crowds Credit: Sue Phelps

Celebrations in Lichfield today will keep the crowds entertained including musical performances on Market Square, a children's sailing regatta, making and lighting of one thousand origami boats that will be floated on Minster Pool.

A town crier competition will also be held today

Town crier Ken and his lady gearing up for a day of competition and celebration in Lichfield Credit: Lichfield District Council

The next stop for the Torch was** Hopwas and then ancient town Tamworth, **where it arrived at 10.17hrs.

People lined the streets, waving flags amongst bunting clad buildings.

Street entertainers are revelling in the mounting excitement in the town. Credit: Christopher Pincher

Street entertainers added to the merry atmosphere, today the town has many ongoing activities including a choir, family activities and a festival in the Castle Grounds.

The Torch toured Tamworth before ending at the bandstand in the Castle Grounds to the sound of cannon fire.

Tamworth welcomes the flame Credit: Christopher Pincher

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