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Final Paralympic cauldron lit in Cardiff

Simon Richardson lights the flame Photo: ITV News Wales

Cyclist Simon Richardson has lit the last Paralympic cauldron ahead of the 2012 Games in a special ceremony in Cardiff.

The flame was transferred from a miner's lantern to the torch, and then from the torch into the cauldron.

Last week, the flame was carried to Snowdon by a group of scouts and will now be taken through the capital beforebeing united with flames from Edinburgh, Belfast and London tomorrow.

The Games open on Wednesday.

Simon Richardson lights the flame Credit: David Wood/ITV News Wales

Tonight will see a Flame Festival in Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay. The event, which is part of the London 2012 Festival, will feature performances from the Wales Millennium Centre's own choirs, Hard Côr and Only Kids Aloud, Scarabeus aerial performers, Tredegar Brass Band, and a mass sing-along of Karl Jenkins's In these Stones Horizons Sing

Legendary Paralympic gold-medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson appeared on ITV Daybreak this morning to discuss the upcoming Games.

"The tagline of 'Our Greatest Team' has put a lot of pressure on" she said. "Every sport need to be on top form".

"Well over 2 million tickets have been sold, and that's amazing for the athletes."

"One organising committee has done both, and that's a big change from anything that's been done in the past. I think for the first time we don't really feel like the aftershow".

David Wood reports on the day's events, before the climax of a spectacular lantern procession through Cardiff Bay.

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