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'Two Ellies' lead more golden ParalympicsGB arrivals

Multiple-swimming medallists Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson have led athletes off the second flight carrying ParalympicsGB heroes to land today at Heathrow Airport.

Ellie Robinson, left, and Ellie Simmonds were among the swimming successes for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016. Credit: British Airways
Ellie Simmonds posed with Last Leg presenter Adam Hills, who dyed his hair after losing a bet on Australia's performance compared to ParalympicsGB. Credit: British Airways
Veteran gold medallist Richard Whitehead entertained fellow flyers with some acrobatics. Credit: British Airways

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Heroes of London 2012 to perform for Children in Need

Around 20 figures from Team GB and ParalympicsGB will be taking part in a video for the annual TV fundraising extravaganza Children in Need.

They include Olympic stars Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Nicola Adams and Louis Smith.

Paralympian heroes David Weir and Ellie Simmonds are also taking part in the video, set to the Basement Jaxx track Do Your Thing.

Children in Need takes place on November 16.

Ellie Simmonds: 'Sad that it's over but thinking of the dreams that have been planted'

Simmonds excited for the closing ceremony

Ellie Simmonds said she was looking forward to tonight's closing ceremony after an "amazing Games".

The teenage swimmer told BBC Radio 5 Live:

I am very excited and quite emotional. I am sad that it has ended but I am really looking forward to the closing ceremony tonight and everything I have got to do afterwards. I'm so happy with what I have achieved.

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Ellie Simmonds' gold postbox begins its transformation

First coat of paint for Ellie Simmonds' gold post box Credit: ITV Central

In celebration of Ellie Simmonds' Paralympic gold medal win in the Women's 400m Freestyle S6 final, Royal Mail has started to transform one of the iconic red postboxes in Walsall in to a golden tribute.

See more on Ellie Simmonds' win on the ITV News Central website.

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