Olympic Torch street route announced

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THE street-by-street route the Olympic Torch will take through the district has been announced.

Torchbearers will carry the flame through Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and Ackworth on the morning of Monday, June 25.

The route will be as follows:

• Wakefield - Wentworth Street, Burton Street, Bond Street, Wood Street, Bull Ring, Westmoreland Street, Teall Street, Kirkgate Precinct and Kirkgate.

• Castleford - Leeds Road (Joffre Ave to Front Street section), Front Street and Park Road

• Pontefract - Front Street, Jubilee Way, Mill Hill Road and Ackworth Road (Kings School)

• Ackworth - Pontefract Road and Barnsley Road.

For more information on activities for the Olympic Torch Relay visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/olympics or www.facebook.com/WakefieldGold