Live Queen's Baton Relay in Hull and Grimsby

Key points

  • The Queen's Baton Relay is the main curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August
  • The baton is the Commonwealth Games version of the Olympic torch and carries a sealed, secret message written by the Queen
  • The baton relay journeys around England for 14 days and crosses the border into Scotland on 14 June

Live text


  • Stephanie Barnard 
  • Pritti Mistry 
Update page

STANDARD 07:55 Good morning

Stephanie Barnard, BBC Local Live

It's day 12 of the Queen's Baton Relay tour of England and today it's in Hull.

The baton will make its first visit to the city this morning at the tourist attraction The Deep Aquarium.

I'll be keeping you up to date with what's happening and where the baton is. Of course, if you spot it send us your photos. Tweet using the hashtag #bbcbatonrelay or email.

STANDARD 08:08 Mostly dry and warm

What's today's forecast? BBC Weather says it should be mostly dry and warm with sunny intervals, but the odd light shower can't be ruled out, especially in the afternoon.

BBC Weather forecast in Hull

STANDARD 08:23 Live from The Deep

Leanne Brown, Reporter, BBC Look North

This morning I'm reporting live from The Deep as we welcome the Commonwealth Baton.

BBC Look North at The Deep in Hull

You can see more on BBC One at 08:25 and 08:55.

STANDARD 08:28 First baton-bearer

Patrick Revell was the first person to carry the baton in Hull.

Patrick Revell carrying the Commonwealth baton in Hull

The 59-year-old was nominated for his work supporting volunteers in sport. He's introduced people of all ages to a range of sports, particularly archery and cycling.

TWEET 08:33 Baton heading to Grimsby

Hull City Council tweets: The #BatonRelay has now left the @thedeephull to visit schools across the region. But it will be back in #Hull city centre from 5pm.

The baton is now heading to Humberston Academy where it is due to arrive at about 09:15 before it moves on to Edward Heneage Primary at 10:00.

STANDARD 08:45 Baton welcomed by mayor

Stephanie Barnard, BBC Local Live

This was the first stop for the baton this morning - The Deep Aquarium in Hull.

Mayor Nadine Fudge with the Commonwealth Baton barer Patrick Revell

Mayor Nadine Fudge welcomed the baton to the city as it was carried in by Patrick Revell.

STANDARD 08:52 Heading to Grimsby

Pritti Mistry, BBC News

Good morning. I'm out following the baton relay today through Hull and Grimsby.

It's certainly been a wake-up call for the 3,500 fish, penguins and sharks this morning at The Deep.

Patrick Revell holding QBR baton

The baton is now on its way to visit about six schools in the area.

STANDARD 09:03 Where has the baton been?

The baton has been travelling across England for the past 12 days.

Queen's Baton Relay

It's travelled to cities including Birmingham, Southampton, London and yesterday Leicester.

TWEET 09:09 'Swimming with the fishes'

Baton Relay 2014 tweets: Swimming with the fishes: The #batonrelay in #Hull @thedeephull

Baton with fishes
Patrick Revell

STANDARD 09:14 'Giddy children'

Judi Murden, Reporter, BBC Radio Humberside

The baton is finally in town - eight months after the Queen sent it on its way - and after breakfast in Hull with Carl it's now on its way to Grimsby. I'm in hot pursuit of it today.

There are lots of giddy children here at Humberston Academy wearing red and white awaiting the baton's arrival shortly.