The Olympic Torch cost taxpayers in Cornwall more than £121,000, according to figures obtained by the Press Association. Sailing hero Ben Ainslie was the first person to run with the torch after it arrived at Land's End a year ago today.
Cornwall Council estimates that the event generated an additional £3.7m for the local economy. A spokeswoman said: "This provided a unique opportunity to showcase what Cornwall has to offer to a national audience and, indeed, across Europe and worldwide."
Neighbouring Devon County Council spent just over £10,000 on the relay, while Dorset County Council spent £40,000 - the average figure for local authority spending nationwide.
It's day 56 of the Olympic Torch relay and it's the last day we will see the torch in the region. It left Portland Bill just after 7am this morning and has headed across Dorset. Richard Lawrence has been following the action.
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Tom Mules carried the Olympic torch through Potland Bill earlier. He was nominated because he's a member of Tornadoes of South Dorset, Dorset Pentathletes and is Currently National Biathle Champion.
Residents awaited eagerly this morning to see the Olympic Flame pass through Portland Bill. They were relieved to see it without any rain.
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The Olympic Torch will continue its journey through the region this morning. Following last night's celebrations in Weymouth it'll leave Portland Bill just after 7am heading across Dorset, arriving in Bournemouth this evening.
Local children from the Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts and Combined Cadet Forces will be among those lining the route to cheer on the first torchbearer of the day.