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Statue to honour war heroine

A statue commemorating Britain's only female Muslim war heroine will become the first stand-alone memorial to an Asian woman in the UK when it is unveiled today.

Second-world-war spy Noor Inayat Khan was sent into France by Winston Churchill's secret Special Operations Executive (SOE) in June 1943.

But she was betrayed and captured a few months later. She was shot by the SS in Dachau in September 1944, aged 30, and was posthumously awarded the George Cross as, as well as the Croix de Guerre by France. She was one of only three women in the SOE to be awarded the George Cross.

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GB football teams prepare for first matches

Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell are managing the GB teams. Credit: PA Wire

The newly-formed British football teams play their first matches this evening as they prepare for the Olympics. The friendlies are being played at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. The women's team play Sweden followed by the men's match against Brazil.

The Olympic football tournament starts for real on Wednesday. For information on getting into the Olympic venues, check out the ITV News guide.