Olympic torch in the North West

The Olympic torch makes its journey to the North West today. It's first stop will be Chester.

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Torch greeted by animals at Knowsley Safari Park

Olympic fever continues to grip our region. On the latest leg of the relay, the Olympic Torch left Bolton early this morning and headed for the seaside. Then it took in Knowsley safari park before being taken on a ferry across the Mersey.

And within the next hour it's due at Liverpool's Pier Head where a crowd of around 10,000 people are waiting!

Andy Bonner reports.

Torch arrives in Crosby

Granada Reports Correspondent Rachel Townsend gets close to the torch in Crosby
Granada Reports Correspondent Rachel Townsend gets close to the torch in Crosby Credit: Rachel Townsend, ITV Granada
And the Olympic flame is passed on
And the Olympic flame is passed on Credit: Rachel Townsend, ITV Granada

And the Olympic flame is passed on - it's now on the way to St Helen's, before heading to Knowsley Safari Park (for a rather different crowd)

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