Stage is set for Torch Relay

The stage in Stoke Mandeville
The stage in Stoke Mandeville Credit: ITV Meridian

Hundreds of people are heading to Stoke Mandeville for the start of the 24 hour Paralympic Torch Relay. The flame will leave the spiritual home of the games this evening before it is carried by more than 500 torchbearers to London.

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The Flame's final journey

Through the night the Paralympic Torch has been carried in a relay, which started at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire yesterday.