Olympic torch relay rehearsal

A full dress rehearsal for the Olympic torch relay is taking place today on an 80-mile stretch from Leicester to Peterborough.

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Olympic torch relay progress

Torchbearer James Mott, 28, carries the torch through Melton Mowbray Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Olympic torch rehearsal has travelled through Melton Mowbray and is on its way to Langham and Oakham in Rutland.

At Rutland Water, a torchbearer will be carried across the water on a rigid inflatable boatto hand over the torch to a participant on another boat.

From there, the party will travel on to Uppingham and Stamford before torchbearers board another steam train on the Nene Valley Railway to Orton Mere station to end the day in Peterborough.

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