Surrey-born sportsman Jonny Wilkinson has been awarded a CBE for services to Rugby.
Thirty-six year old Wilkinson, who grew up in Farnham, Surrey, was presented with the award at Buckingham Palace.
In 2003, he helped England to World cup victory and retired from the sport last year.
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English football clubs are to hold a minute's silence this weekend following the Paris terror attacks.
The Football League said the silence would take place before all matches as "a mark of respect to those that lost their lives last night" and "as a show of solidarity with the people of France".
While his father prepares to fight for food in the celebrity jungle, Chris Eubank Junior is getting ready for the fight of his life. Eubank Senior, who lives in Brighton, will have to deal with bugs and snakes. But for the younger Eubank, there's only one thing in his sights: the O2 arena a month today. Will Mott reports. Pictures from ITV Sport and Sky Sports.
Now, if the city of Portsmouth had any doubts about the economic impact of being the home of Sir Ben Ainslie's dream to win the America's Cup - this week they got reassurance in abundance.
Figures show the team - plus the World Series Event - in July - will bring in over one hundred million pounds. This fast and furious racing is captivating the crowds - and therefore bringing in the cash.
Sally Simmonds has caught up with Sir Keith Mills, Chairman of Portsmouth ACWS Event, Sir Ben Ainslie and Freddie Carr, crew of Land Rover BAR.
Four-time Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie has spoken of his desire to get the country behind his ambition to bring the America's Cup to Britain.
The 38-year-old said gaining the support of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for his Land Rover BAR team, earlier in the year, was a boost to the plan to broaden the appeal of sailing.
His comments come as Land Rover BAR announced a £47 million boost for the UK economy created by the 2015 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series held in Portsmouth this July, with a greater boost expected for the second event next summer.
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FA Cup dreams are over for Didcot Town, who've crashed out of the competition following a 3-0 defeat to Exeter City.
Didcot were the lowest ranked team in round one, and despite home advantage couldn't overcome the League Two side.
The home side, of the eighth tier, were playing in round one of the FA Cup for the first time but they were well beaten.
The Southern League Division One South & West side gave it their all, but Exeter's Clinton Morrison chipped the visitors ahead before Tom Nichols and Alex Nicholls tapped in.
Exeter had the better of the first half and went close when Didcot keeper Leigh Bedwell tipped away Jamie McAllister's curling shot.
But they took the lead early in the second half when veteran striker Morrison clipped a shot over Bedwell and in off the bar from 15 yards.
Nichols netted the second from close range after Bedwell had tipped David Wheeler's header on to the bar, before Nicholls tapped in substitute Joel Grant's cross.
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