Shropshire teen lights the Olympic Cauldron

Aiden Reynolds, 18, from Telford in Shropshire, joined six other youth athletes last night, to light the Olympic Cauldron during the Olympic opening ceremony.

The flame, which had travelled over 8,000 miles around the UK, became the focus of the celebration, when multi gold medal winner, Steve Redgrave handed the flame to seven budding athletes.

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The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch is touring the UK on a 70 day relay. It is being carried through villages, towns and cities across the Midlands travelling by boat, train, tram, and cable car, and even across ice.