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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Stars join torch relay

Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm will be carrying the torch in Merseyside
Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm will be carrying the torch in Merseyside Credit: Jim Ross/AP/Press Association Images
Olympic medallist Chris Boardman
Olympic medallist Chris Boardman Credit: John Giles/PA wire

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman will be carrying the Olympic torch when it reaches Merseyside later.

The cycling champion will be joined by former Spice Girl Mel C to carry the flame in Birkenhead.

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Torch action on Merseyside

Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman will be carrying the Olympic torch when it reaches Merseyside later.

The cycling champion will be joined by former Spice Girl Mel C to carry the flame in Birkenhead.

Iraq veteran Craig Lundberg, who was blinded whilst serving in the country in 2007, will carry the flame on a special Mersey Ferry from Birkenhead to the Pier Head.

The torch then moves on to Crosby, where around 5,000 schoolchildren will be attempting a new world record by creating the biggest Olympic rings logo at Crosby beach.

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Carl's torch dreams dampened by LOCOG

A young man with serious disabilities says the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have ruined his torchbearing experience before it's even begun.

Carl Tilson has a terminal muscle wasting disease, but his campaigning and fundraising saw him named Mancunian of the Year.

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