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Swimmer Ollie Hynd to collect his MBE

Swimming gold medalist Ollie Hynd as he takes part in the London 2012 Victory Parade Credit: Paul Gilham/PA Wire

Paralympic gold medalist, Ollie Hynd, will collect his MBE today.

He made the New Year's Honours List after his performance at London 2012.

Like his brother Sam, Ollie has muscular dystrophy. Ollie lives in Kirkby-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.


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Louis Smith 'proud' to be receiving MBE today

Gymnast Louis Smith will join fellow Olympians today at Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE.

The gymnast also won BBC's Strictly Come Dancing Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

After winning a silver and bronze medal in the London 2012 Olympics, he said being chosen for the honour was the proudest moment of his life.

Following the Olympics, Smith won BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing.

Burning Buckingham Palace raises over £11,000

Buckingham Palace was made with over 1,000 pallets donated by local businesses Credit: ITV Central

Around 2,000 people turned up to watch a replica of Buckingham Palace go up in flames.

The retired scrap-metal worker says this will be his last build Credit: ITV Central

The man who constructed the build, retired scrap metal worker, Eddie Heath spent 5 months creating the masterpiece for a charity bonfire evening.

Over £11,000 was raised for Staffordshire Air Ambulance during the evening.

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