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Jack Laugher thanks fans for their support

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Gold-medal winning synchronised diver Jack Laugher has thanked fans for their support during the summer's Olympics and for coming out to support the "heroes parade" in Manchester.

Laugher and his partner Chris Mears won the men's synchronised 3m springboard event at Rio 2016.

'Heroes parade' begins in Manchester

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And they're off!

The "heroes parade" celebrating the successes of ParalympicsGB and Team GB at Rio 2016 is now underway.

Floats carrying the athletes will make their way through Manchester before ending at Albert Square at around 5.30pm.

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Wet weather fails to dampen 'heroes parade' spirits

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The rain in Manchester failed to damped the spirits of the Team GB and ParalympicsGB stars as they prepared for the "heroes parade" to celebrate their achievements in Rio during the summer.

Team GB's gold-medal winning women's hockey team donned rain ponchos to pose for a quick selfie on top of their float.

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Team GB and ParalympicsGB stars get ready for parade

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The stars of Team GB and ParalympicsGB are getting ready for the "heroes parade" in Manchester on Monday.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the parade, which will begin at 4.30pm and will last around an hour as it travels through Manchester city centre before finishing at an event in Albert Square.

Tuesday will see another parade in London.

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Hannah Russell wins gold in the 100m backstroke

Hannah Russell claimed gold and set a world record in the process. Credit: PA Wire

Hannah Russell has won gold in the S12 100m backstroke at the Paralympics in Rio.

The 20-year-old set a new world record of 1:06.06.

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