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The London 2012 venue is being transformed, which includes getting a new roof.

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Former Hammers player's medals stolen

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A former top footballer and manager has issued a plea after thieves stole winners' medals from his home.

Ken Brown, 81, played for West Ham between 1953 and 1967 before managing Norwich City between 1980 and 1987.

The defender won the FA Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup with the Hammers, before winning promotion to the old Division One with Norwich as a manager and leading the Canaries to victory in the 1985 Milk Cup, as the League Cup was then known.

He called police following a burglary at his home in Norfolk, which is thought to have happened some time between 6.15am on Wednesday and 12.30am today. The thieves made off with his FA Cup, European Cup-Winners' Cup and Milk Cup medals.

Mr Brown said: "I had such a great time with both Norwich City and West Ham United and feel a huge amount of pride when I look back at my medals, and to think that someone has entered my home and taken them hurts me a lot.

"To me it's the sentimental value of what's been taken that matters more. I have grandchildren who play football and I love being able to show them the medals when they come and visit. They won't like to see their granddad upset but unfortunately that's how I feel at the moment.

"My wife and I feel violated that someone could take items of such personal significance and I can only hope those responsible for doing this can see how pointless it is to take something that has no value to them and such great value to us."

A set of Winston Churchill gold medals, a Modavo ladies' watch, various items of jewellery and cash were also taken.


West Ham look to extend their unbeaten run

Diafra Sakho. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

West Ham play Swansea at Upton Park later today. They'll be hoping their top striker, Diafra Sakho who has been sidelined for several weeks with a knee injury will be fit enough to play.

The Hammers' recent run of great form has lifted them to fifth position in the Premier League. They've only lost one of their last eight league matches.


West Ham confirms Mohamed Diame has joined Hull City

Mohamed Diame departs West Ham Credit: West Ham FC

West Ham United have confirmed that midfielder Mohamed Diame has joined Hull City on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old Senegal international departs the Boleyn Ground after a little more than two years, having made 79 appearances and scored seven goals.

With just ten months remaining on Diame's contract, the Hammers reluctantly accepted an offer from Hull.

We would like to thank Mohamed for his efforts and wish him all the best for his future career.

– West Ham Utd

Hull to move for West Ham's Mo Diame?

Various sources saying Hull are in for West Ham's Mo Diame

West Ham United's Mo Diame - a target for Hull? Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire.

And, the Guardian are reporting that both Arsenal and Spurs are interested in Manchester City's Serbian defender Matija Nastastic.

Could Manchester City's Matija Nastasic be on his way to a London club? Credit: Jeff Holmes/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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