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The Olympic Torch boards Scots Guardsman at the National Railway Museum as it leaves York.

Crowds in York bid farewell to Olympic Torch

Luke Young carries the Olympic torch along Shamble

Thousands turn out to see Olympic torch in York

Harvey Smith lights the Olympic cauldron

Olympic festivities at York Knavesmire

The Olympic torch comes over Lendal Bridge .

LIVE: Olympic Torch in York


Harvey Smith to carry torch in York

Three of the Olympic torch bearers who attended a press conference at the Guildhall, from left, Clive Warley,Jessica Hoggarth-Hall and Stan Wild

All set for Olympic torch arrival

Richard Baldwin

Olympic Torch: Volunteer’s proud to be ‘on world’s stage’


16,700 to attend Olympic torch event

Princess Royal is handed the Olympic torch at the start of its journey in Greece

Games flame heading for a warm welcome in Yorkshire

Lord Mayor Keith Hyman

Come out and join in the fun

Runners Clive Warley and Jessica Hoggarth-Hall

In the running to fulfil their Olympic dream

Olympic Torch road closures

Some of the 20 local poets who are to compose poems about the Olympic Torch as it passes through York and tweet their lines. From left, are Pauline Kirk, Tanya Nightingale, Rose Drew, Vicki Bartram and Alan Jillott

Poets to capture the imagery of the Olympic torch

Charlotte Brown to carry Olympic Torch through Richmond

Charlotte Brown to carry Olympic Torch through Richmond

Katy B, who is to appear in the celebrations at York’s Knavesmire

Music climax to Olympic flame’s arrival in York

Olympic Flame cycling escorts look forward to relay

“Blinged” bikes to line Olympic torch route

“Blinged” bikes to line Olympic torch route

Sports taster sessions coincide with flame's arrival

Richard Mann and Jess Hoggarth-Hall who are to carry the Olympic torch in our region

Teacher and pupil from York school to carry Olympic torch

Robin Lavin, York Council's Young People's Activity Officer, who is organising Club Open Days for youngsters at Fulford Tennis Club, with coach Joanne Middleton, and youngsters from the club

Olympic torch heralds open days at sports clubs

Hotel du Vin York general manager David Macdonald and              BHF York committee colunteer Murray Halliday prepare for the Olympic torch relay barbecue

Hotel gets to heart of matter with charity help

Mechanical horse on show at Knavesmire

Table tennis tournament to mark arrival of Olympic Torch

Don Cowan

Olympic torch volunteer gets off his bike for big day

Jack Laugher happy at bagging Olympic diving place

Jim Breen, of City of York Council, briefing some of the volunteer stewards

Volunteers step forward for Olympic torch

Gary Verity, chairman of Yorkshire Gold and chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire with Paralympic wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft

‘Torch will be flaming great’


Roads to close as Olympic flame arrives

Katy B, who will be performing at the Olympic celebrations at York Racecourse

Olympic torch event to be ticketed


Cyclists vie for Olympic torch role

Katy B

Olympic torch show line-up ‘keeps getting better’


Britain’s Got Talent finalists in York

Wigginton Primary School pupils with their sporting giant Jack, aka Ed

Inspired by sporting fire

Saddled up for the Olympic Torch, from left, are  Graham Titchener, programme manager i-Travel York; Coun Dave Merrett; Shaun Wilkinson, road safety training co-ordinator; Jayne Ward, school crossing patrol supervisor

In the riding seat for the Olympics


Olympic torch countdown is launched in North Yorkshire

Coun Gillian Ivey: Many more people out and about in Selby

‘Make the most of Olympic flame’ call

Olympic torch bearer Carol Newman and her son, Tom, with some of the players at Poppleton Junior FC

Poppleton mum to carry Olympic torch

Graham Crerar

Olympic torch delight for Cawood man

Georgia Watkinson, a pupil at Brayton High School who will carry the Olympic torch on June 20

Brayton School pupil to carry Olympic flame

Peter Heald who is carry the Olympic torch

Selby cancer survivor to carry the Olympic torch

Vanessa Buckle

Inspiring Ryedale people chosen to carry the Olympic torch

Children from St Wilfrid's RC Primary School hold up their giant Olympic athlete inside the Guildhall during the Olympic torch street  route launch

Olympian torch route mapped out

George Conway, who is a pupil at Easingwold School and suffers from a rare muscular disease which confines him to a wheelchair

‘We’re so proud to carry Olympic torch’


Flying Scotman's Olympic Flame woe


Olympic torch hope for Sherburn-in-Elmet

Background: teaching assistant Nikki May; swimmer Chloe Buck; Coun James Alexander; and Paul Ramskill, who works in sport and active leisure at the council. In the foreground, para climbing champion Sianagh Gallagher

Olympic Torch Relay announcement sparks sporting celebration

Paralympic torch relay to visit York

Paralympic torch relay to visit York


Teenagers to carry Olympic torch

‘Change Selby Olympic route’

‘Change Selby Olympic route’


Selby's Olympic celebrations under starter’s orders


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