A packed Olympic Stadium and millions more across the world watched last night as Joe Townsend, who lost both legs as a Royal Marine in Afghanistan, flew in on a zip wire to start the sequence that lit the Paralympic cauldron.
The Royal Marine commando from Sussex is aspiring to compete in Rio 2016 as a triathlete.
Two years ago Joe was given the 'Freedom of Eastbourne' at a special ceremony.
An Eastbourne Book of Honour was also launched to recognise the town's residents who have served their country since World War II.
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Teenagers across Wales, Northern Ireland and England are to get their results, with much of the focus on the effect of reforms in England.
Helen has Thursday's forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian region.
Helen has Thursday's forecast for the east of the ITV Meridian region.