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Referee Harry Hardy rewarded for 54 years in football

7 October 2013 Last updated at 19:47 BST

A Derbyshire man who has been refereeing football matches since 1959 has been recognised at Buckingham Palace.

Harry Hardy, 87, was given a medal by the president of the Football Association, Prince William, for services to the sport.

He said it was "absolutely marvellous" to have been given the award.

Tom Brown reports for East Midlands Today.

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