Paralympic torch

Torch to touch the South

Details of the Paralympic Torch Relay route have been revealed, bringing the Flame back to the Meridian Region in spectacular style.

Torch Relay: Shining moments

The Torch Relay through the Meridian Region is coming to an end. Here's where you can relive those special moments through your communities.


Olympic torch in Surrey

The Olympic torch arrives in Surrey today. It will travel from the east of the county to Guildford, with the main ceremony at Stoke Park.

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Oops! I've dropped my phone

Raymond Blanc's bum
Chef Raymond Blanc bends down to pick up his phone Credit: ITV Meridian
Raymond Blanc
Raymond Blanc taking a photo as he carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Wallingford and Henley on Thames Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Gold and white tracksuit - check, Olympic Torch - check, mobile phone - dropped on the road. French chef Raymond Blanc was so focused on carrying the flame, that he dropped his mobile phone in the street.

Fast Food! Chef Raymond Blanc runs with the Torch

Crowds in Wallingford greet chef Raymond Blanc Credit: ITV Meridian

Chef Raymond Blanc built up a head of steam running with the Olympic Torch in Wallingford. The conjurer in the kitchen was tweeting this morning about his excitement. Mr Blanc runs the Michelin-starred Le Manoir restaurant at Great Milton near Oxford.

A little help from police officers Credit: ITV Meridian
Cheers from the crowd for Raymond Blanc Credit: ITV Meridian
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