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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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Stamp and gold postbox to celebrate Ellie Simmonds' gold medal

Stamp celebrating Ellie Simmonds' gold medal Credit: Royal Mail

Royal Mail has produced a stamp honouring Walsall's Ellie Simmonds' gold medal triumph in yesterday's (1 September) 400m freestyle final.

It is the first time a host country has issued a set of stamps to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists.

Tomorrow, Royal Mail will also paint one of its red post boxes gold in Ellie's home town.

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