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FOOT­BALL star Frank Lam­pard achieved an­other goal yes­ter­day when he was awarded an OBE for ser­vices to his sport.

The former Chelsea and England ace beamed as he was joined at Buck­ing­ham Palace by his part­ner Chris­tine Bleak­ley.

He said of the hon­our: “It’s very hum­bling.” CHAN­CEL­LOR Ge­orge Os­borne says he’ll press ahead with changes to re­duce the wel­fare bill, de­spite a de­feat in the House of Lords over his plans to cut tax cred­its.

He re­ceived a noisy re­cep­tion as he faced MPs for the first time af­ter peers backed mo­tions which de­lay the £4.4 bil­lion cuts in work­ing tax credit and child tax credit.

In the Com­mons, Mr Os­borne con­firmed he’ll an­nounce plans to ease the tran­si­tion to lower cred­its in next month’s Au­tumn State­ment.

But he also said the Lords’ un­con­ven­tional vote raised “clear con­sti­tu­tional is­sues which we’ll deal with”.

Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron is ex­pected to an­nounce de­tails of a “rapid re­view” of the rules gov­ern­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two Houses of Par­lia­ment.

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