Were Olympic Torch costs too high?

Sir Cliff Richard carried the Torch through Edgbaston in Birmingham Credit: PA

What are your thoughts regarding the cost of the Olympic Torch relay passing through the Midlands? Was it too expensive in your area? Was the cost justified by your council?

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Olympic Torch costs revealed

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has defended spending a hundred and ninety thousand pounds hosting the Olympic Torch - the most in the Midlands. The council says it was justified because of the boost to the local economy.