North East Olympic and Paralympic athletes take part in parade celebrating Rio glory
The North East’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes were given a heroes’ welcome as they took to the streets of Manchester in a parade celebrating Great Britain’s triumph in Rio.
Thousands of sports fans braved heavy showers to hail the exploits of Team GB and Paralympics GB, while Prime Minister Theresa May personally thanked them for making the country a sporting “superpower” and “inspiring generations” to follow in their footsteps. The event in Manchester was the first of back-to-back “heroes’ parades” to toast Great Britain’s phenomenal success in Rio, with the second celebration being... read more
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