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Golden Greg Rutherford welcomed home

Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford is being honoured with an open-top bus parade through his home village of Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes.

Olympic gold medal-winning long jumper Greg Rutherford on his bus parade through Woburn Sands Credit: ITV Anglia / Martin Stew
The homecoming parade for gold medallist Greg Rutherford in Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes Credit: ITV Anglia / Martin Stew

Homecoming parade for golden boy Greg

Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford is being honoured with an open-top bus parade through his home village of Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes.

The open-top bus that will take Greg Rutherford around the streets of Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes Credit: ITV Anglia / Martin Stew
Villagers gathering for the home-coming parade of Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford Credit: ITV Anglia / Martin Stew
Torchbearers Katie Spaughton and Ian Estick join the celebrations in Woburn Sands Credit: ITV Anglia / Martin Stew

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Victory parade for golden girl

Golden girl Jessica-Jane Applegate
Golden girl Jessica-Jane Applegate Credit: PA

Gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate will celebrate her Paralympic Games victory with a parade through Great Yarmouth this morning.

The 16-year-old from Belton in Norfolk set a Paralympic record in the women's S14 200m freestyle final.

The celebration parade will begin from Yarmouth's town hall at 9.55am and will be followed by a civic reception and balcony appearance.

Paralympian says games were force for good

Norfolk Paralympic archer Mel Clarke says the London 2012 games have been a force for good.

She said the games had given a major platform to showcase just what Paralympic athletes can achieve.

The 30-year-old also said she would love to head to Rio for the 2016 Games to try and complete her medal set, having taken bronze in Beijing.

The silver medallist was talking to Anglia Tonight ahead of a special report on disability access.

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