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Torch relay - Wirral & Merseyside
Relay arrives at 5.45pm.
The Torch is due to enter Wirral via the Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel at around 5.45pm and make its way around Birkenhead – via Birkenhead Park and Hamilton Square – before leaving by Mersey Ferry for Liverpool.
The earliest people will be able to see the torch is around 5.50pm when it reaches the junction of Dock Road and Duke Street.
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