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Paralympic Games 2012

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Criddle's success celebrated with stamp

ParalympicsGB's equestrian gold medal winners. Credit: Royal Mail

Taunton's Deborah Criddle and her gold-medal winning equestrian team-mates are to feature on a new postage stamp.

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Criddle, Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells. It will be available in Post Offices across the country tomorrow.

A post box in Criddle's home village of Trull near Taunton is also being painted gold this morning.

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Stamp issued and Post box to be painted gold in honour of Helena Lucas

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Royal Mail have issued a stamp to honour Lucas' gold Credit: Royal Mail

A post box in Portland will be painted gold tomorrow in honour of Helena Lucas finishing first in the Single-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR. Royal Mail has also issued a commemorative stamp.

Medals were awarded based on race 10 as today's sailing was cancelled due to a lack of wind.

Weymouth & Portland's Olympic & Paralympic security operation reviewed

From scouring twenty five square miles of sea bed for explosives, to simply pointing people in the right direction, the military and emergency services did it all during the sailing events in Weymouth.

As the Paralympics finals take place this week the services have been reviewing their mammoth security operation during the games as Richard Lawrence reports.

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Dorchester's Paul Blake celebrates silver

Dorchester's Paul Blake won silver in the Men's T36 400m final. It's his first Paralympic games and he crossed the line behind Russian athlete, Evgenii Shvetcov who set a new world record.

Paul Blake celebrates silver Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 22-year-old son of a Star Wars actor and ballet dancer ran a new personal best of 54.22 seconds.

Jonathan Fox through to final of S7 50m freestyle

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Fox won gold in the 100m backstroke last week Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cornish swimmer Jonathan Fox has made it through to the 50 metre freestyle S7 final.

The 21-year-old, who won a gold medal in the 100 metres backstroke last week, finished fourth in this morning's heat.

But there was disappointment for Truro's Matt Whorwood, who failed to qualify for the 50 metre freestyle S6 final.

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