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Olympic Flame arrives in Bradford city centre
The Olympic Flame arrived in Bradford city centre bang on schedule shortly before 3pm today to be welcomed by thousands of cheering inlookers.
Thomas Stokes, 20, of Little Horton, Bradford, was the Olympic Torch bearer across Centenary Square.
He was nominated through his involvement in a football project run by Bradford Charity, One in a Million, and for becoming an exemplary role model for young people from in the area. He handed the Flame to Jamie Brown, 18, of Allerton, Bradford, who was selected through the Coca-Cola campaign for his dedication to coaching swimming and for being chosen as a Young Ambassador for Sport.
Edwin Mclean, who had come to watch the spectacle with young son Isaac, said: “It has been a fantastic day and great to see that the people of Bradford have come out to support it.”
From Bradford city centre the relay was continuing along Manningham Lane to Lister Park where Khalil Hussain, an inclusion officer at Springwood Community Primary School, Manningham, who has been helping the community since the age of 13, was among those carrying the torch across the park.
The torch relay was then going to Keighley, Skipton, and Ilkley.