World Cup: News in brief

PUBLISHED: 11:47 08 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:17 06 May 2010

POLICE are one-nil up against football yobs with banning orders. Seven hooligans in North Herts and a handful in Mid Beds have received banning orders which prevent them from travelling to the World Cup finals. None of them has been hauled off planes and

POLICE are one-nil up against football yobs with banning orders.

Seven hooligans in North Herts and a handful in Mid Beds have received banning orders which prevent them from travelling to the World Cup finals.

None of them has been hauled off planes and all of them have handed in their passports.

A spokesman for Beds police said: "Anyone who does try travelling will be arrested."

Similarly a Herts police spokesman said: "Everyone had complied and handed in their passports. There have been no breaches at all."

SWEARING will be given the red card at one bar during the World Cup.

Managers at the Chicago Rock Café in Stevenage have banned swearing during games and anyone caught will be asked to make a donation to the venue's charity, Echo.

A team of language police have been set up to keep vigil on customers' behaviour.

A REPLICA 1966 World Cup shirt signed by Sir Geoff Hurst is one of the many prizes on offer in an annual raffle to be launched next Monday.

Victim Support Hertfordshire is hoping football fans will buy tickets in a chance to win wonderful prizes and support a great cause.

Call 01438 311771 to get your tickets.

FANS are being urged to play safe when it comes to fire.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will visit pubs and clubs during the World Cub to distribute fire safety leaflets to supporters.

The messages to fans will include There's No Substitute - get a smoke alarm, and If you are going to cook, tackle it safely.

A LEADING support organisation is encouraging couples to engage in team talks before the World Cup commences.

The drive, by Relate North Herts and Stevenage, is meant to ensure relationships are not damaged by World Cup Fever.

Among the ideas are planning TV coverage to discuss which events cannot be missed and which are less important.

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