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London 2012 Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympics takes place between 29th August and 9th September. Paralympians from across the world will compete in 20 different sports in the 2012 games

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Gold post box for Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead

Richard celebrating as he wins the gold medal in the Track Men's 200 metre final. Credit: PA

A post box is to be painted gold in Lowdham, near Nottingham in celebration of Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead's success.

Richard won the gold medal in the Track Men's 200 metre final.

The post box will be painted tomorrow at 10.00am by the Royal Mail, which is also issuing first class stamps featuring Richard's image. The stamps will be on sale in 500 Post Offices across the UK

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