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Olympic Torch carried by Stephen Parsons passes through Morpeth, Northumberland

Olympic Torch carried by Stephen Parsons passes through Morpeth, Northumberland

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thousands of people came to the centre of Morpeth, Northumberland in the North East of England today to cheer the London 2012 Olympic Flame on its journey to London. Stephen Parsons carried the flame for most of the route through the town and received a roaring welcome despite heavy rain. The flame has made its […]

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£3m from Olympic budget to boost tourism in 2012

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A huge investment, announced recently by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will boost the tourism campaign to make the most of the Olympic Torch Relay next year. The money will be more than £3m from the Olympic budget. It will kick start domestic tourism in 2012 and beyond. The objective is to maximise the economic legacy of the London’s Games for the whole country.

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