Children prepare for Olympic record

Children greet the torch in Crosby
Children greet the torch in Crosby Credit: Rachel Townsend, ITV Granada

The torch is now in Crosby, where around 5,000 schoolchildren are attempting a new world record by creating the biggest Olympic rings logo at Crosby beach near to Anthony Gormley's statues.

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Olympic torch in the North West

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