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Olympic Torch - today is the day! (maps)
9:48am Thursday 24th May 2012 in News
AFTER months of planning today is the day that the Olympic Torch finally comes to Worcester.
Today the Faithful City takes its place in the spotlight as the Olympic flame passes through Worcester on its tour of Great Britain.
The eyes of the world will be on Worcester as the torch heads south from Droitwich, via Fernhill Heath, and finally arrives in the city at 6.36pm.
And later on the city will party at Worcestershire County Cricket Club in New Road to celebrate its arrival.
The bunting is already out, the runners ready, the picnics packed and the party prepared.
This evening the flame is passed from runner to runner and makes its way around Worcester.
Over the past few months we have featured many of those lucky enough to have been chosen as torch bearers.
Their stories are inspirational, and they have truly earned the honour. Now it’s time for the people of Worcester to take to the streets to welcome the Olympic flame to our city and to cheer on those who carry their torch with such pride. We urge Worcester to show the world how proud we are to play such a significant part in this Great British relay.
• To watch live BBC coverage of the flame's progress click here.
• The Worcester News will be running a live blog on this website later today and publishing an eight-page special tomorrow.