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News round-up: The "inspirational" Olympic torchbearers

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Emma Emma | 08:51 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012

As you read this, the 2012 Olympic torch relay is happening somewhere in the UK. Between 18 May and 27 July, Eight thousand torchbearers, each nominated by someone they know as "truly inspirational", will each take their turn to carry the flame for part of the journey. And there's no shortage of disabled people getting involved.

This week, the BBC reported that the first torchbearer on Welsh soil was Gareth John MBE, chairman of Disability Sport Wales and that Mia Rathband, daughter to blinded police officer PC David Rathband, will take his place in the relay.

More of the week's headlines

Paralysed rats 'learn to walk' (BBC News, Thursday 31 May)

'Lung washing' could boost transplants (BBC News, Wednesday 30 May)

Five-year-olds treated for depression and anxiety (BBC News, Wednesday 30 May)

Early-onset Alzheimer's strikes families fast and ferociously (BBC News Magazine, Wednesday 30 May)

'Chronic fatigue: it's like being switched off' (BBC News Magazine, Wednesday 30 May)

Kenya Airways under UK probe for discrimination (The Star, Wednesday 30 May)

Ministers accused of dishonesty over disability cuts (The Guardian, Wednesday 30 May)

Katie Price in Kent special needs school bid (BBC News, Tuesday 29 May)

Thomas Blumire: young composer who defies barriers (The Telegraph, Tuesday 28 May)

Mission to Lars review: The movie that tells my daughter's story (The Telegraph, Tuesday 28 May)

Disabled people have become a political force to be reckoned with (The Guardian, Tuesday 29 May)

Winterbourne View Panorama programme wins TV Bafta (BBC News, Monday 28 May)

Home therapy is key to 'normal life' with HAE (BBC News, Saturday 26 May)

UK Uncut protest targets Deputy PM Nick Clegg's Putney home (BBC News, Saturday 26 May)

Paralysed rats 'learn to walk' (BBC News, Thursday 31 May)

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