Thursday, 11 June 2009

World Cup 1966 winners honoured

The players and staff of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad who did not get medals have now received them after a ceremony at 10 Downing Street.

Initially, only the 11 players on the pitch at the end of the 4-2 final win over West Germany received medals.

But governing body Fifa is now giving medals to every non-playing squad and staff member from every World Cup-winning country from 1930 to 1974.

Ospreys return to Northumberland

Ospreys have colonised Northumberland for the first time in more than 200 years, say conservationists.
A pair of birds has settled on a specially-built platform near Kielder Water, Europe's largest man-made lake.