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Skipper Vaughan to rewarded freedom of home town

Published: Friday, September 16, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
 
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London:England captain Michael Vaughan is to rewarded for regaining the Ashes from Australia by being given the freedom of his home city of Sheffield.

Vaughan will be only the sixth honorary freeman of the northern English city, joining a list that includes Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.

The city's Lord Mayor, Roger Davison, said: "It's great for Sheffield that Michael has led England to this success in such a spectacular manner. His leadership has made everyone in the city immensely proud, and he fully deserves the honour of Freedom of the City."

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