A golden moment of Paralympic history

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson has praised the Royal Mail for painting post boxes gold for paralympic medallists.

Speaking before the start of the Paralympic Torch Relay from Stoke Mandeville, Dame Tanni told Meridian that many athletes are more excited by the post boxes than the prospect of winning medals.

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The Flame's final journey

Through the night the Paralympic Torch has been carried in a relay, which started at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire yesterday.