It has been a summer of sporting success with the Olympic and Paralympic games in London and the Midlands played its part when it came to helping the country climb that medal table.
Ellie Simmonds was one of the local paralympic stars who wowed the world with her stunning performances in the swimming pool.
Today she took a tour of where she grew up, to thank everyone for their support and of course to show off those medals.
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