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Brownlee brothers return home

Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee Credit: Press Association

Yorkshire Olympic medal winners Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee will be flown home today.

A homecoming has been planned for the pair from north Leeds.

Alistair became Great Britain's first Olympic Games champion in the triathlon with a brilliant performance in front of a huge crowd in Hyde Park while his brother Jonathan won a bronze medal.


Painting Bramhope Gold for the Brownlee brothers

This postbox has mysteriously gone Gold in Bramhope Credit: Calendar news

Residents of Bramhope, near Leeds, have welcomed the sudden and mysterious appearance of a "Gold" postbox in their village, in honour of the Brownlee brothers.

Some people - and obviously the person behind this artwork - are annoyed that the nearby village of Horsforth is home to the official Gold postbox to celebrate Alistair Brownlee's Gold Medal.

The brothers were born and spent their early years in Horsforth but now live in Bramhope. The painting of the postbox by an anonymous fan and display of Union Jacks has been welcomed by residents.

Olympics: Painting the town gold

Painting the new postbox

Gold medal winner Alistair Brownlee is being honoured in his home town of Horsforth.

Workmen have today been painting one of the Royal Mail's postboxes gold in celebration of Brownlee's win in the Men's Triathlon.

There will also be a Gold Medal Stamp out today - on sale in over 500 Post Offices including one in neighbouring Pudsey.

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