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Cheshire's golden girl receives Damehood

Sarah Storey Credit: PA

Cheshire's eleven-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey will receive her Damehood at Buckingham Palace today.

The 35-year-old swimmer-turned-cyclist, has 11 gold medals making her Britain's greatest paralympian. Four of those golds were claimed at this summer’s London 2012 Paralympics.

Eccleston's Bradley Wiggins was also awarded a knighthood in the New Years Honours after winning the Tour De France. Click here for more.

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Sarah Storey's gold post box in Eccles

The post box outside the Gilda Brook Post Office on Eccles Old Road

The Royal Mail are celebratating Sarah Storey’s third Paralympics gold medal win in the Cycling: Road Women’s C5 Time Trial by painting a post box gold in Eccles, as requested by Sarah.

Individual first class stamps, featuring Sarah’s image are also being produced.

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