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Watch: Hillsborough campaigners collect their CBEs from the Queen

Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks have been awarded CBEs for services to the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989.

They were separately presented with their honours by the Queen during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs Aspinall and Mr Hicks spoke briefly to the Queen after she pinned their medals. The ceremony concluded with Her Majesty shaking their hands.

Mrs Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, along with Mr Hicks, president of the group, campaigned for decades until the quashing of earlier inquest verdicts and the holding of the ongoing new inquests at a special hearing in Warrington.

"It is quite obvious that she knew about Hillsborough because she did say 'Things are better for you all now, hopefully? Things are looking a little bit different now'.

"I know she cannot say much about it, I just said yes."

– Margaret Aspinall, speaking after the investiture today.

Mrs Aspinall's son James, 18, and Mr Hicks's daughters Sarah, 19, and Victoria, 15, were among the 96 Liverpool fans who were killed in Britain's worst sporting disaster.

Mr Hicks described it as a day of "mixed emotions", saying that "it is the first time I have got something that I would rather not have had, for obvious reasons, but I am extremely proud to be here".

Hillsborough campaigners honoured

Two Hillsborough campaigners will receive honours from the Queen later.

Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks will be awarded CBE's for services to the families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the disaster in 1989.

Trevor Hicks' daughters Sarah and Victoria died at Hillsborough Credit: PA
Margaret's 18 yr old son James died in the tragedy Credit: PA

Mrs Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support group, along with Mr Hicks, president of the group, campaigned for decades until the quashing of earlier inquest verdicts and the holding of the ongoing new inquests at a special hearing in Warrington.

List of grounds in drone court case

Wilson is accused of flying a drone over congested areas during football matches last year without permission from the Civil Aviation Authority.

They are:

::Liverpool v Aston Villa on September 13 2014 at Anfield.

::Liverpool v Ludogrets on September 16 at Anfield.

::Nottingham Forest v Fulham on September 17 at Nottingham Forest's City Ground.

::Derby County v Reading on September 23 at Derby's ground.

::Arsenal v Tottenham on September 27 at the Emirates Stadium.

::Stoke City v Newcastle United on September 29 at the Britannia Stadium.

::Derby County v Bournemouth on September 30 at Derby's ground.

::Leicester City v Liverpool on December 2 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

It is also said that on a number of occasions he did not maintain direct and unaided visual contact with a small unmanned surveillance aircraft "to monitor its flight path in relation to persons and structures for the purposes of avoiding collisions".

Locations named in those allegations include some of the football grounds, Buckingham Palace, the Shard building and the Houses of Parliament.

Wilson has been summoned to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on April 16.

Man in court over alleged drone flights above packed football grounds

An example of a drone Credit: PA Pictures

A man will appear in court over allegations that he flew drones over a string of locations including packed football grounds.

Nigel Wilson, 42, of Nottingham, has been summoned in relation to 17 breaches of the Air Navigation Order, Scotland Yard said.

Among venues over which he is said to have flown a "small unmanned surveillance aircraft" are Liverpool's Anfield and the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's home ground.

He is also alleged to have failed to maintain direct, unaided and visual contact with a drone at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster.

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LFC players show some serious table tennis skills

They may be teammates but Liverpool Football Club players Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo show how competitive they can be off the pitch in a hard fought game of table tennis.

Here's a video of the full match with commentary from LFCTV's Steve Hunter.

Moreno took an early 6-2 lead but Manquillo made an impressive comeback even getting the lead back at 8-7.

But despite the Spaniards impressive comeback it was Moreno who dug in to finally claim victory with an amazing last shot, beating his teammate 11-8.

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