Olympic Torch back in the West Midlands

The Wanted in Newtown

The Torch is back with stops at the Black Country Living Museum, on the way to Birmingham, then through Evesham & Stratford to Warwick Castle and Coventry

It’s a big weekend as the Olympic Torch returns to the West Midlands.

First stop on Saturday morning was the National Memorial Aboretum where the flame was be carried by Iraq war veteran Corporal Johnson Beharry VC to mark Armed Forces Day.

After that the Relay went through Lichfield and Tamworth, followed by the highlight of the day so far when the Torch was carried by The Wanted in Newtown

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The Wanted aren’t the only celebs carrying the torch here. Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton’s done a leg in Wolverhampton and Sir Cliff Richard will carry it in Birmingham.

It’s been carried on a narrow boat on the Dudley Canal to the Black Country Living Museum where went on a tram too.

The day ends with the Evening Celebration with the The Wanted on stage in Canon Hill Park.

For details of road closures on Saturday click here

On Sunday the Relay leaves Birmingham via Bullring & Digbeth, heading through Solihull on the way to Redditch and then Evesham.

Sunday afternoon sees the Torch reach historic Stratford Upon Avon and there’s a stop at Warwick Castle too. The then Relay goes through Leamington & Kenilworth on the way to Coventry for an Evening Celebration at War Memorial Park

For details of road closures on Sunday click here

The Relay leaves Coventry on Monday morning just after 7am from the Transport Museum in Millennium Place. It’ll go up the steps at Coventry Cathedral, before going through Broadgate and out to Sky Blues Way

From Coventry it heads to Rugby, where it’ll pass the famous Web Ellis Statue at Rugby School.

For details of road closures on Monday in Coventry, Rugby & Dunchurch click here

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