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Stafford residents are being urged to turn out in force to welcome the Olympic torch.
Organisers are hoping people across the region will bring their flags and banners out to welcome the flame on May 30 after similar scenes as the relay made its way from Land’s End to Plymouth.
A wall of honour has been created in Stafford to celebrate the work of local heroes.
The montage of community stars, charity fundraisers and inspirational business people have been added to a billboard on the route of the Olympic Torch Relay.
A marathon runner who was told by doctors he would never walk again following a childhood illness will take to the streets as one of Stoke-on-Trent’s Olympic torchbearers.
Philip Greer, 55, from Bucknall, contracted rheumatic fever, paralysing him from the waist down, when he was six and was expected to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
Volunteers are being asked to come forward and help out when the Olympic torch visits Lichfield.
More than 60 people have already signed up, but more are needed ahead of the flame’s arrival on June 30.
Two of the country’s top dance acts will perform in Stoke-on-Trent as part of the celebration of the Olympic Flame’s arrival.
Chris & Wes, winners of Sky TV show Got To Dance will appear alongside Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist & Pulse on May 30 in Hanley Park.
The London 2012 mascot is set to join the celebrations to mark the arrival of the Olympic torch in Stafford.
Wenlock will appear alongside circus acts, schoolchildren, sports ambassadors and dance troops in a parade through the town centre at 4pm on May 30.
A Stoke-on-Trent factory has been transformed as part of the preparations for the visit of the Olympic Flame.
The old Spode factory will act as an artistic workshop until May 30, when the torch passes through the area.
A Staffordshire Paralympian is aiming to compete at his third games for Team GB in London this summer.
Mark Fosbrook, disability sport and physical activity officer for Staffordshire, has been training to become a part of the Great British wheelchair basketball team.
A Staffordshire man will carry the Olympic torch in memory of his daughter who died of cancer.
Ian Leech, from Branston, has been nominated because of his fundraising work for the Lymphoma Association.
Stoke on Trent city council announced today that the Olympic torch will be starting its Staffordshire journey in Shelton.
The torch will travel through Stoke on May 30th and it’s route will be around four miles, first through Shelton then Hanley for evening celebrations. Early the next day it will travel through Cobridge and finally Middleport.