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Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Jamie Oliver carries the Olympic Torch through Newport

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has carried the Olympic torch through Newport - the Essex village where he went to school - on day 50 of the relay.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver carries the Olympic Torch Credit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/PA Wire

Watched by his wife Jools and family, Oliver said: "I can't believe how much it's raining but it's great to be here in my old town and this is a real privilege.

Jamie Oliver carrying the Olympic Flame on the leg between Newport and Saffron Walden Credit: Danny Lawson/LOCOG/PA Wire

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