The gold-medal winning swimmer has said the community spirit of her hometown has shone through.Read the full story ›
Multiple-swimming medallists Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson have led athletes off the second flight carrying ParalympicsGB heroes to land today at Heathrow Airport.
Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds has tweeted that she is 'honoured' to receive an OBE:
Thank you for all your lovely comments about my OBE, feel incredibly honoured! It's great too see so many athletes getting recognised...
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.
London 2012 Olympic winners attend a Royal gathering at Buckingham PalaceRead the full story ›
It's sad that it's over. But think of the legacy that remains. This summer has changed the nation's attitude towards sport..
Think of every child who's eyes lit up watching their role models become heros. Think of how many dreams have been planted..
Think of every single person with a disability, who have been equally inspired by the stories and success of the Paralympic heros..
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.
ParalympicsGB poster girl Ellie Simmonds has won silver medal in the 100m freestyle final, claiming her fourth medal in the Aquatics Centre.Read the full story ›
Ones to watch on day ten of the Paralympic Games.Read the full story ›
Ellie Simmonds broke her own world record to secure her second gold medal of London 2012 in the SM6 200 metres individual medley.Read the full story ›