Civic reception for Olympic torchbearers – Video

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TORCHBEARERS who ran through the borough last Friday were invited to a special civic reception to mark their achievement.

More than a dozen of those who helped carry the flame through North Tyneside attended the event at the council’s Quadrant headquarters on Cobalt Business Park.

North Tyneside council holding a Civic reception for the borough's Olympic torchbearers and presenting them with a gift as momento.

North Tyneside council holding a Civic reception for the borough's Olympic torchbearers and presenting them with a gift as momento.

It had been arranged by council chairman Frank Lott, with borough Mayor Linda Arkley also on hand to congratulate the torchbearers and hear their stories.

Afterwards, they were presented with a special gift.

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