Olympic Torch arrives in Coventry

01/07 Updated: 01/07 08:53

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COVENTRY plays host to the latest leg of the Olympic Torch relay today.

The flame will be carried through the city’s streets on its way to War Memorial Park for an evening’s celebration on

Sunday.

It arrives in the city just after 6pm on Sunday near the Burnt Post pub on the A45 before heading up Leamington Road,

Kenilworth Road and then into Memorial Park.

It will be carried by Debbie Horton, an 18-year-old youth campaigner from Nuneaton,

The park will welcome a torchbearer at 6.50pm before the Olympic Cauldron is lit and specially commissioned music is performed.

Coventry-based theatre company Talking Birds and group Freeman Dance are among those putting on entertainment for the event, which will be hosted by Blue Peter’s Andy Akinwolere.

The torch has already made its way through Birmingham city centre this morning on its way to Solihull before heading into Worcestershire and Warwickshire before arriving in Coventry.

The entourage involved in the relay will stay overnight before the torch leaves the Transport Museum early on Monday morning on its way to Rugby.

On Monday there will be entertainment from 6.30am before the relay restarts half-an-hour later.

It will head down Priory Street, through Broadgate, Earl Street and Gosford Street before heading out of the city through Sky Blue Way, Binley Road and Brandon Road.

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