Lord Coe and other stars of the London 2012 Olympics collect awards from Buckingham Palace

Olympic honour for Seb (and co): London 2012 chief and other stars of the Games collect awards from Buckingham Palace , said he shared the award with his talented team at Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), volunteers and the enthusiastic British public. Speaking after the ceremony, he said: ‘It’s a lovely honour and I’m deeply flattered but it is really signal recognition for the extraordinary work of so many people: our teams at Locog, the most talented, focused people I’ve ever worked with – passionate people – but also the people of Britain whose generosity of spirit helped get us across the line.’ Lord Coe was recently appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association and will now help to steer another generation of athletes in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Olympics

Enigma hero Alan Turing "should be pardoned for historic gay conviction", says Stephen Hawking

Enigma hero Alan Turing 'should be pardoned for historic gay conviction', says Stephen Hawking Turin was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 over gay relationship Was chemically castrated and committed suicide by eating poisoned apple Governments have never offered a pardon for fear of 'setting a precedent'Scientists urge David Cameron to 'formally forgive the iconic British hero' | UPDATED: 15:51 GMT, 14 December 2012 A man credited with saving thousands of lives during World War Two should be posthumously pardoned for his historic conviction, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.