When news happens get involved. Send your pictures, views and video to us by text and email
LIVE: Olympic torch relay in Dorset (July 13)
12:40pm Friday 13th July 2012 in Local News
• See where the torch will be going and when and find out who will be carrying it here.
• Email your pictures to email@example.com
• Text photos and videos to 80360, starting your message with DE
• On Twitter? Tag your tweets #dorsetrelay so we can see your photos
We'll have lots more coverage and a special 16-page souvenir supplement inside Saturday's Echo. Send us your torch relay pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.05pm: Final torchbearer in Swanage is Ben Ridd, who suffered serious head injuries in a power boat race aged just 13. Seven years on he has fought his way back to health - learning how to walk and talk again.
12.46pm: We've added more pictures to our gallery, take a look here
12.25pm: The first runner is off and away and the crowd is going wild. There are a host of runners taking the flame around the town.
12.18pm: The torch is in transit, next stop, Swanage.
12.07pm: Valerie Mylechreest is first off with the torch in Corfe Castle and the streets are lined with people waving Union Flags. She will be followed by Dean Lightwood and Samuel Cousins.
12.02pm: Residents have garden chairs on the pavements in Swanage. Some sections of route into town are packed solid. Not long now!
12.01pm: Lots of young people with flags and faces painted in Olympic colours wait on Victoria Avenue in Swanage.
11.58pm- Catherine here again- just got back from Winfrith Newburgh where the torch went to Durdle Door. The whole village came out to show their support for torchbearers Colin Fry and lisa Devine.
11.52am: Great reception for the torch in Wool. It's now back on the bus and heading to Corfe Castle.
11.44am: Hundreds of people in Wool waving Union Flags and cheering the runners.
11.42am: The first torchbearer in the village is 12-year-old Liam Dowden.
11.35am: The torch is now arriving in Wool.
11.30am: The torch is now in transit on its way to Wool.
11.25am: Lisa Devine has emerged from Durdle Door after carrying the Olympic flame down to the natural wonder. If you've ever walked down there you'll know why it's been half an hour...
11.15am: Rachel and Kirsty here, just back from Osmington. A fantastic atmosphere and the party is just getting started in the village. Bournemouth police officer Carmel Ryan said she was 'elated' after carrying the torch.
10.57am: Durdle Door on Purbeck's Jurassic Coast is the next stop. It'll be interesting to see how they get down there.
10.53am: John Dickinson from Queens Park in Bournemouth carried the flame Fortuneswell near Weymouth at 8.20am today, after leaving home at 3.30am. He told the Echo: “It was wonderful, it was the most exhilarating experience, wonderful. “The weather was fine, the atmosphere and camaraderie were great – you couldn’t fault. “The crowd was clapping and cheering.”
10.42am: We're off and running in Winfrith with 70-year-old Colin Fry. Over the years he's raised more than £250,000. He was in Dorset Police for 37 years.
10.30am: The torch is now in transit, heading towards Winfrith.
10.26: Carmel Ryan is carrying the flame now. She is a Bournemouth police officer and has run two marathons to raise money for the charity Shelter and a school in Uganda.
10.23: Reporter Rachel Stretton has just taken this picture of villager Ian Shannon dressed as King George in Osmington
10.12am: The torch is now with Lynne Connor, who has helped raise more than £100,000 for Swanage charity Heroes' Haven.
10.02am: First in Preston is Jacques Bernard, 19. He is behind the Steve Bernard Foundation, which was set up in memory of his elder brother Steve, from Winton in Bournemouth,who died in a car accident five years ago.
9.53am: Next on the route is Preston at 10am.
9.37am: The torch is at Lodmoor Country Park after leaving the seafront. Everyone will stop for tea and a biscuit in the park.
9.08am: After a short sponsor stop the torch is back on the move.
8.51am: Lots of people at Weymouth harbour as local girl Maria Lochrie, 19, takes the torch. She was nominated for her work taking children with disabilities sailing and she also works as a lifeguard.
8.43am: Carrying the torch now is Andrew Clark, who is a community first-aid responder and a member of St John Ambulance
8.32am: 12-year-old Harry Alford from Portland is now running with the torch. He was nominated by his school for his brave battle against cancer.
8.30am: The torch is now in Weymouth and there are lots of people along the route to cheer on the torchbearers.
8am: Crowds are gathering at a windy Portland overlooking Chesil Beach awaiting the torch. Next torchbearer is Vickie Mattock, 39, from Gloucester, nominated for her charity work.
8am- Catherine here- Just got back from Portland Bill to watch the torch start its day. Everyone was up really early but in great spirits - there were lots of bacon sandwiches and coffee going around. The Scouts, Cadets and Second Edition Majorettes of Portland were out to show their support for the flame and there was a huge cheer from the crowd as the torch began its route from Pulpit Rock. People were lining the route through Southwell and Easton with balloons and streamers and there were handmade signs and posters welcoming the torch everywhere. Everyone seems determined to have a good time because as one onlooker observed- "This is history in the making." The torch is now on route to Weymouth before heading to Preston and Osmington. I'm going to jump ahead and get to Winfrith Newburgh so if ayone sees me give me a wave! If you have any pictures send them to email@example.com or tweet us using the hashtag #dorsetrelay. We would love to see your view of the day!
7.43am: It might be barely breakfast time, but there's already plenty of people lining the route as the torch makes it way up Portland.
7.30am: Some info on today's relay - it will cover 76 miles up to Bournemouth through West Dorset, Purbeck and Poole. In all, 147 torchbearers will share the route.
7.02am: The torch is about to leave Portland Bill, with first torch bearer of the day, 16-year-old Tom Mules from Weymouth, leading the way.
He was nominated by the council for his commitment to competing in biathlons, triathlons and his work as a young ambassador for sport and with children with disabilities.
Torch Relay tweets
Dorset Echo has no responsibility or control over the content on external blogging sites, but you can contact us if you have a complaint.