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Jessica Ennis' javelin goes on sale

A pink javelin signed by Jessica Ennis, a large London2012 Royal Mail stamp autographed by Mo Farah and a Mary Poppins costume from the Olympic opening ceremony are going under the hammer today at an auction in Coventry.

Some more unusual items are also being sold Credit: ITV News Central

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe described it as a chance for people "to own a unique piece of the Games".


Athletes reception

Athletes from our region who took part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer will be attending a special reception at Buckingham Palace later.

They have been invited by The Queen to recognise their achievements and will join other members of Team GB.


Hannah's hometown honour

Paralympic double gold medallist Hannah Cockroft became a Freewoman of the Borough of Calderdale at a ceremony in her home town of Halifax. Hundreds of people packed out the Piece Hall and gave a rapturous welcome to Calderdale's golden girl.

It was Hannah's second civic reception of the day - crowds had also gathered in Leeds earlier to pay tribute to the 20 year old's incredible achievement.

Civic reception for Paralympic athletes

Four athletes - seven medals Credit: Sally Simpson

A civic reception is being held for Leeds-based Paralympic athletes.

The quartet of Hannah Cockroft, Claire Cashmore, Ali Jawad and David Stone MBE won seven medals between them, including wheelchair sprinter Hannah's double gold and cyclist David Stone's gold in the T 1-2 mixed road race.

Hannah Cockroft Credit: Sally Simpson
David Stone MBE on stage Credit: Sally Simpson
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