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Wheelchair basketball champ set to appear in record breaking seventh Paralympic Games

With the Olympics finishing in just over a week's time, it's the turn of the Paralympians to head to Rio - and excitement is already building, especially in one Sussex home.

Wheelchair basketball champ Simon Munn is set to be the first UK competitor to appear in his SEVENTH consecutive Games. It's the most ever by an athlete in a single sport.

Andy Dickenson went to watch him train and also spoke to sports scientist Alex Bliss.

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Children set sail to celebrate National Paralympic Day

Britain is getting ready to celebrate the first National Paralympic Day and school children from Dorset have been given the opportunity to sail with a gold medallist.

Helena Lucas won gold at London 2012 and will be sailing with disabled and able bodies children on the 7th September. The youngsters will get the chance to see Helena's gold medal as well as ask her questions about her Paralympic success.

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Eurostar sales revenues down five percent

The Olympics, Paralympics and a fluctuating pound/euro exchange rate hit sales revenues in quarter three but Eurostar remain positive. For the year to date, passenger numbers were up from 7.3 million to 7.4 million with sales revenues down 1% to £612 million this year from £619 million in 2011.

"We have had an inspiring and rewarding summer bringing athletes and spectators from around the world to the Olympic Games. Whilst many corporate clients and business customers decided to steer clear of London during the Games, we nonetheless delivered a solid performance. Looking ahead to the end of the year, the outlook is strong. Bookings have bounced back and we are now seeing a return to more typical travel patterns."

– Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive of Eurostar
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