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The Olympic Flame leaves Kent

The torch will leave the Meridian region as it heads through Kent and Surrey today on its way to London 2012. The flame leaves Maidstone this morning, with hundreds of people expected to line the route to Guildford.

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'Children's Promise' youngsters at Leeds Castle

Behind the scenes at Leeds Castle Credit: Andrea Thomas

The Children's Promise group were all born on December the 20th (i.e. 2012) in the year that the Olympic bid was announced (2004). So all these children are now aged seven and were all born on the same day. They were on stage for the lighting of the cauldron at Leeds Castle.

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