Olympic Torch’s first day in Sussex

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The Olympic Torch arrives in Sussex today after leaving Portsmouth Football Club first thing this morning.

Throughout the day the Flame will be carried by 131 Torchbearers, including Sally Gunnell and Robin Cousins.

On the way, the flame will be carried into the grounds of Arundel Castle.

The last Torchbearer of the day will be nursing sister Karen West, 60, from Worthing who will carry the Flame onto the stage for the evening celebration in Sussex County Cricket Club in Brighton and Hove.

The Flame is travelling through the following communities: Portsmouth, Petersfield, Rogate, Midhurst, Easebourne, Tillington, Petworth, Duncton, Chicheser, North Bersted, South Bertsted, Bognor Regis, Woodgate, Westergate, Arundel, Worthing, Lancing, West Blatchington and Brighton and Hove.