It's been the summer of all summers. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - and thousands of street parties; the Olympic Torch - travelling to towns and cities across our region - and, who could forget the Gold Rush - the remarkable achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians at London 2012.
Today, it was a chance to celebrate - as our sporting heroes paraded through the streets of London, cheered on by wellwishers. Also there, the gamesmakers - the volunteers who made the events so special.
Team GB won 65 Olympic medals, in total - 29 of them, gold - the best gold haul since 1908. Our paralympians won 120 medals - 34 of them gold. Phil Hornby joined today's victory parade.
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