Two in five 'excited' about Paralympics

Two in five people (43%) questioned said they are excited about the Paralympic Games, while 38% disagree, according to the ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes.

In mid-July 34% of those interviewed were excited about the Olympics before the Games began. This rose to 52% once they started.

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Paralympic Torch journey

The Paralympic Torch is on its way from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic park in Stratford for the opening ceremony of the Games.