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Hannah Cockroft to be honoured at special ceremony

Hannah Cockroft poses with her gold medal from the Women's 400 metres T34 Final Credit: Press Association

Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft will be appointed Deputy Lieutenant at a ceremony in Bramham later.

The athlete from Halifax won three golds in Rio also set a new world record in the women's 400 metre final.

The ceremony at Bowcliffe Hall, near Wetherby will also see eleven people presented with the British Empire Medal.


All aboard for Rio homecoming parade

WYP: 'Impressive number of medals' in Leeds today

West Yorkshire Police have alerted motorists to expect crowds, congestion and 'an impressive number of medals' in Leeds later today.

Leeds city centre will be busy from 5pm ahead of a homecoming parade to welcome back Rio athletes from Yorkshire.

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets and several roads will be closed as athletes are paraded through the city centre.

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