Nevilles' mother given freedom of Bury

The mother of footballers Gary and Phil Neville has been awarded the freedom of Bury, the borough where she was born and still lives.

Jill Neville was awarded the accolade in "recognition of her unique and enduring contribution to the development of Bury Football Club."

Jill Neville has been company secretary of Bury Football Club for more than 20 years. Credit: Press Association

Jill has been company secretary for more than 20 years, and general manager for the last three years. She said she was "deeply honoured."

Gary Neville won 85 England caps as a player. Credit: Reuters