As it happened: Queen's Baton Relay returns to Britain

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Last updated 11 May 2014

BREAKING as it happened

  • Queen's Baton has arrived on British soil
  • Baton carried ashore by Tom Daley
  • Listen: BBC Radio Jersey

STANDARD 15:00 Good afternoon

Mike Weir, BBC News

We'll be bringing you the latest updates from around Jersey as the Queen's Baton Relay touches down on the British Isles for the first time on the way to Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

If you'd like to comment on any of the updates we're featuring today, please do email or tweet @bbcjersey.

STANDARD 15:05 The plan for today

The Queen's Baton is scheduled to arrive at Jersey Airport some time between 15:40 and 15:55.

Queen's Baton Relay

The previous leg of the relay was in Gibraltar.

STANDARD 15:10 Scattered showers

The weather forecast for Jersey today is fair or sunny periods with scattered showers.

Wind is due to be strong at fresh force 5-6 with gusts up to 40mph, but it's warm with a high of 14C (57F).

Check out the dedicated Queen's Baton Relay forecast.

TWEET 15:15 Tom Daley's on the news Via Twitter

BBC's Simon Dedman ‏tweets: @TomDaley1994 is live on #BBCnews talking ahead of his #Batonrelay moment here in #Jersey


Mark Beaumont, BBC Queen’s Baton Relay presenter

"The type of welcome and relays that the Queen's baton has received have been far more varied than I ever imagined possible, but there has always been a warm welcome, always with a sense of pride to be a part of the Commonwealth family, and of showing off what is unique about each culture."

STANDARD 15:25 Daley 'might' take part in synchronised diving

Tom Daley tells the BBC: "The Commonwealth games is the big event for me this year. It's going to be an amazing atmosphere.

"There are divers I could possibly do synchro with. Who knows. I don't know myself."

STANDARD 15:30 Athlete guides baton home

The BBC's Chris Eakin says air traffic controller Simon Militis, who is one of those guiding the baton's flight into Jersey this afternoon, competed in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.

He won bronze for England in the backstroke event.

STANDARD 15:35 'G' for Glasgow

A nice close-up shot of the well-travelled baton.

Queen's Baton

Over the past seven months it has travelled 118,000 miles via 63 Commonwealth nations and territories.

STANDARD 15:40 The journey so far

The Queen's Baton Relay is the main curtain raiser for the Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August.

After visiting the Commonwealth countries in Asia, the baton travelled through Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean before it made its way back to Europe last week.