Paralympic flame in Yorkshire

The Paralympic flame has arrived in Yorkshire. It was carried into our region by 8-year-old Evan Whitton who defied doctors by walking, despite being told he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

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The Paralympic flame is in Leeds

8-year-old Evan Whitton brought the flame to Yorkshire yesterday Credit: PA

The Paralympic Flame will be appearing in Leeds ahead of the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games next week. It will be the star attraction at a free celebration event at the John Charles Centre for Sport from 12noon to 2pm today.

The celebration event in Leeds, hosted by Leeds City Council and the Leeds Disability Sport Youth Panel, will involve more than 10 Paralympic sports being demonstrated for anyone to try.

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