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England celebrates Ashes victory

Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to the England cricket team, calling the series victory a "fantastic achievement".

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The PM said the “whole country is incredibly proud”.

Mr Cameron said:

I’ve spoken to Andrew Strauss this morning and congratulated the team, coaches and everyone behind the side on this tremendous victory.

Retaining the Ashes was a fantastic achievement, but winning the series really is the icing on the cake. We’ve seen some great sporting moments over the series and the team have provided us with some brilliant memories that I’m sure fans will talk about for years to come.

The whole country is incredibly proud of them.

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Published 7 January 2011