Live blog: Day two of the Olympic Torch Relay - Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Congleton
9.50am That's it for the torch relay in Congleton and our live blog for today. Thanks for following and be sure to check out all the galleries, videos and stories on the site.
To see videos of Tony Pulis taking the flame through Stoke-on-Trent and speaking of his pride at doing so follow this link:
To read about Olympic Torch bearer and gold medalist Imran Sherwani's reaction to carrying the flame and how inspirational Ainsley Cooper overcame his fear of crowds, fire, and loud noises to lift the torch follow the links below.
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9.00am The torch is now making its way through Congleton. It's raining but that's not stopped people gathering on the streets.
On twitter @Damonoakes07 writes: "Trust it to rain on the day the #olympictorch comes through Congleton #typical."
8.30am The torch is moving through Crewe where big crowds have turned out to great it.
On twitter Cheshire Police write: "Happy crowds in Crewe for the #Olympic Torch.
Next stop Congleton.
On twitter The_Sheriff writes: "Great to see so many people out to see the Torch in Congleton #olympictorch
7.35am: The torch is in Middleport and will soon be heading off to Crewe, where it is due to arrive at 8.03am.
7.15am: The torch is now heading to Burslem where crowds continue to cheer on the flame. Meanwhile, back in Hanley an obliging and smiling Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is treating fans to photographs and signatures.
Throughout the morning, we’ll be updating the torch’s progress on this live blog, so don't forget to send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, upload them straight to www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk or tweet us on @thisisstaffs.
7.08am: Tony Pulis tells us he hugely enjoyed the run. More from that interview coming up.
7am: Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has the torch!
6.54am: Its raining here in Hanley, but only slightly and it isn't dampening spirits. The crowd is being treated to music from a choir of school children, there's a Saxon warrior ready to lead the torch out and the first torch bearer is no other than Stoke City's manager Tony Pulis!
6.52am: The torch convoy has begun passing the Potteries Shopping Centre.
6.45am: The Olympic Torch Relay is set to leave Stoke-on-Trent after its overnight stay in the city. A big crowd has woken up early and gathered outside the Potteries Museum in Hanley waiting for the flame to start a route that will take it through Burslem, Cobridge and Middleport. Music is playing, the excitement is building and you wouldn't guess it was so early in the morning!
5am: Thousands turned out to welcome the Olympic Torch to Staffordshire yesterday.
If you missed the relay, there's another chance to watch this morning as the flame is carried through Stoke-on-Trent before it heads out to Crewe and Congleton.
Thursday, June 31 schedule:
7.01am Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
• GALLERY: Olympic torch relay in Gnosall
• GALLERY: Olympic torch relay in Stafford
• GALLERY: Staffordshire Olympic Torch picture gallery