Thousands throng streets of Northumberland for Olympic torch relay

Torchbearer 102 Catriona Macdougall carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Chirnside and Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
Torchbearer 102 Catriona Macdougall carries the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Chirnside and Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The Torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
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THOUSANDS of people are lining the streets of south east Northumberland today to mark the momentous day when the Olympic Torch passes through the county.

Crowds are thronging the streets for the torch route through Ashington, Newbiggin, Stakeford, Bedlington and Blyth, as they prepare to watch the flame pass on its 8,000 mile journey through 1,000 towns, cities and villages nationwide.

Over the day around 100 people, nominated for their achievements, sporting contributions and community work, will help carry the torch through the county to North Tyneside, and the News Post Leader will be there to watch it happen.

We will be keeping you updated throughout the day on its progress throughout the county.

Email your photos from the day to news.leader@northeast-press.co.uk or tweet them with the hashtag #LeaderTorch to @newspostleader or upload them to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/thenewspostleader