Lampard scored his 23rd England goal in his 90th international
Frank Lampard celebrated claiming the England captain's armband by scoring the goal that secured victory against World Cup holders Spain at Wembley.
Lampard - leading his country in the absence of rested Chelsea team-mate John Terry - headed in from close range in the 49th minute after Darren Bent had struck the woodwork.
The world and European champions dominated possession and territory for long periods and almost equalised late on when David Villa struck a post and substitute Cesc Fabregas wasted a chance.
But England held on with real resilience for a win that will inject new reserves of confidence into Fabio Capello's side.
Capello was missing his son's wedding in Milan to take charge - yet his reshaped England team gave him cause for a double celebration as they overturned the odds in front of a delighted Wembley gallery.
England's win was built on industry and discipline, epitomised by the performances of Manchester City's Joleon Lescott in defence and Scott Parker in midfield.
Lescott gave his finest England performance alongside his former Everton team-mate Phil Jagielka, who also excelled despite playing with a fractured toe, while Parker was given a deserved standing ovation when he was substituted late on.
And Capello will also have drawn satisfaction from lively substitute performances by debutant Jack Rodwell and Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.
Spain failed to move through the gears despite exerting control for lengthy spells and a measure of perspective must be applied immediately to the outcome.
England will not be catapulted among the favourites for Euro 2012 as a result of this win, but no victory against Spain is earned easily and it is right they take great heart from their efforts as they now prepare to play Sweden at Wembley on Tuesday.
Capello was keen to use Phil Jones, normally a defender, in central midfield - but it was hard work for the Manchester United teenager and his England colleagues in the first half as Spain predictably dominated possession.
England's attacking impetus was limited to one shot from Lampard that was comfortably collected by keeper Iker Casillas, but for all Spain's domination of the ball his England counterpart Joe Hart was unemployed.
Spain made three substitutions at the interval, sending on former Arsenal captain Fabregas, Chelsea's Juan Mata and Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for Xavi, David Silva and Casillas.
And to the surprise of almost everyone inside Wembley, Reina's first task was to pick the ball out of the net as Lampard headed England into the lead four minutes after the interval.
James Milner's angled free-kick was headed on to the post by the tireless Bent and Lampard the opportunist was perfectly placed to stoop and head in from virtually on the goal-line.
Spain were provoked into a response and Villa almost provided a swift equaliser when he rounded Hart but found the angle too acute and could only hit the side-netting.
Capello then made two changes of his own, sending on Everton's Rodwell for his debut in place of Jones while Lampard was replaced by Gareth Barry.
Rodwell made a good early impression and almost forced Jordi Alba into an error after a breakdown of communications with Reina, but England were unable to take advantage.
Villa was the Spain danger man and he almost put the world champions on terms with 18 minutes left. The Barcelona striker collected Glen Johnson's poor clearance and sent in a dipping volley that beat the diving Hart but bounced back off the post.
As England protected what they had, Fabregas twice came close to marking his return to the country where he played with such distinction with a goal.
Hart saved a deflected shot from the edge of the area then Fabregas turned arguably Spain's best chance wastefully wide from 10 yards after being set up by Villa.
It was England's last anxious moment and the Spanish artists were condemned to a rare defeat.
England: Hart, Glen Johnson, Lescott, Jagielka, Cole, Walcott (Downing 46), Jones (Rodwell 56), Parker (Walker 85), Milner (Adam Johnson 76), Lampard (Barry 56), Bent (Welbeck 63). Subs Not Used: Carson, Baines, Cahill, Terry, Zamora, Sturridge, Stockdale.
Mr Osborne said Britain was taking difficult decisions "on our own terms"
Chancellor George Osborne has said the financial crisis gripping the eurozone is hitting British jobs and growth.
As Italy agreed austerity measures demanded by the EU and Greece's new prime minister took office, Mr Osborne said the situation remained "very difficult and dangerous".
Despite Friday's events, David Cameron said there was still a "big question mark" over the
eurozone's future.Labour's Ed Miliband said the PM should demand an urgent meeting of EU leaders.
On a day of fast-moving developments in Europe:
Former central banker Lucas Papademos was sworn in as the new prime minister of Greece after a week of political turmoil
The Italian senate adopted an austerity package designed to avoid a bailout
Stock markets across Europe and in the US rose on the news
British politicians have been calling for decisive action by eurozone leaders to stand behind the euro and prevent the turmoil spreading further.
Although the UK is not a member of the single currency, 40% of its trade is with the eurozone and Mr Osborne said there were signs the continuing uncertainty was having a direct effect on the UK economy - which has seen sluggish growth.
Mr Osborne told reporters: "It is a very, very difficult and dangerous situation in the eurozone - Britain is impacted by what's happening.
"There's no doubt that growth in Britain, jobs in Britain, have been hit by what's going on in the eurozone.
"It's all the more reason that we in Britain weather this storm by taking the difficult decisions we take on our own terms - rather than being forced to do so by the markets."
After passing the Italian senate on Friday, a far-reaching package of spending cuts and tax rises is expected to get final approval at the weekend.
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign once both houses of Parliament have passed the measures, with former EU commissioner Mario Monti tipped to succeed him.
In Greece, Mr Papademos is leading a new government of national unity which is expected to implement further austerity measures - seen by EU leaders as a prerequisite for any further bailout.
In an interview with BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine programme, UK PM David Cameron said these were "very worrying times" with market turbulence and question marks over whether countries could deal with their debts and "a big question mark over the future of the eurozone".
He said if UK interest rates hit Italian levels it would be "calamitous" - "If we risked spending a lot more money or giving up on our plan to get on top of our debts and our deficit, interest rates could go up, mortgage rates could go up. That would be the worst thing for family finances."
"Keeping the economy safe, trying to get us safely through this storm that is taking place in Europe has got to be our priority."
abour leader Ed Miliband called on Mr Cameron to take a much more hands-on approach to the economic difficulties both at home and in Europe.
"I think it's very disappointing that the prime minister hasn't been in regular touch in the last few days with either President Sarkozy or Chancellor Merkel," he said.
"I think what David Cameron needs to do is say to Europe's leaders: 'We must meet urgently as the 27 countries and get this problem sorted out once and for all', because, frankly, the British economy and actually the world economy can't afford the problems that we're seeing."
50p tax rate
Meanwhile the prime minister and chancellor have appeared to rule out any immediate change to the 50 pence tax rate after about 30 businessman urged it to be scrapped in a letter to the Daily Telegraph.
"This autumn we are not looking at the 50p tax rate," Mr Osborne said.
Nick Clegg: "Millions of people on ordinary incomes are struggling"
"This autumn our priority is to get the housing market going and to get
Mr Cameron said the decision to retain the 50p rate - which was
introduced by the last Labour government - was symptomatic of the
coalition's approach to cutting the deficit in that "those with the broadest
backs bear the biggest burden".
Business groups, such as the CBI, have called for the top rate of tax to be
reduced as soon as possible, arguing it is not bringing in the money
anticipated and is actually deterring enterprise.
The Treasury is carrying out a review of what the 50p rate is raising,
Foreign ministers from left, India's S.M. Krishna, Afghanistan's Zalmai Rassoul, Bhutan's Economic Affairs Minister Lyonpo Khandu Wangchuk and Sri Lanka's Gamini Peiris, arrive for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) foreign ministers meeting in Addu, Maldives, Nov 9, 2011
ADDU CITY, Maldives - China, continuing its relentless push for a larger footprint in India's backyard, has quietly approached some South Asian nations for an annual summit with it modelled loosely as a 'Saarc Plus One' fixture, diplomatic sources said.
'China wants an annual summit with our eight members on the lines of its Asean Plus One arrangement,' a senior diplomat from one of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (Saarc) smaller states told the Straits Times. 'It is a move that annoys India and most of us are just sitting quiet because we do not want to upset New Delhi.'
Saarc groups Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The group is holding its 17th summit this week in Addu, a Maldivian atoll south of the Equator.
While Saarc is host to a fifth of the world's population, it is dominated by India, which has a population of 1.1 billion people and a trillion dollar economy.
Google mounted its panoramic cameras on a modified tricycle
Google has used a pedal-powered tricycle to start photographing the vast Amazon rainforest as part of its global Street View facility.
As a result internet users around the world will only be clicks away from travelling through rivers and remote inhabited areas of Brazil.
The project used a white tricycle equipped with panoramic 3D cameras and a boat to take snapshots of a small stretch of the world's biggest tropical forest.
Navigating down the Rio Negro river, a boat with the tricycle on top took thousands of shots of the jungle and its residents.
Although the pictures will only show a small slice of the gigantic forest, members of the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) which helped Google carry out the project, hope it will help spread environmental awareness.
Google spokesman Emmanuel Evita said the local communities were receptive towards their photo team.
"Entering these communities we spent a lot of time talking to the people in the communities and making sure that these communities understood what we were doing and agreed with what we were doing.
"I think that in those areas a lot of them feel that even in Brazil, even in the nearer cities, there is not a lot of knowledge about the fact that they exist there and that they live there.
"So they are seeing a lot of the attention that they are receiving as an opportunity to show that they have a local culture and they have many things they can share with potential visitors and tourists."
The Google camera tricycle was taken by boat along the river
Google left their image-capturing gear behind and have trained some local residents to take photos themselves.
He said Google understood that the best people to show their forest were the people who lived there.
The head of FAS in Brazil, Virgilio Vianna, said the foundation decided to support the project because they believe more knowledge of the forest will help save it.
"This is the purpose of this project, this partnership with Google, to allow people to get to know a little more about the forest, the rivers, the communities without leaving their home.
"And who knows, upon this first look at the Amazon they might become interested in getting involved in some way, maybe by visiting or joining projects and other positive initiatives."
Tendulkar is searching for a record 100th international century
Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player in history to score 15,000 runs in Test match cricket.
The Indian batsman achieved the feat when he reached 28 not out on day three of the first Test against the West Indies in Delhi.
The 38-year-old is seeking a record 100th international century having been stuck on 99 tons since March.
Tendulkar ended the day unbeaten on 33 after being trapped lbw by Fidel Edwards for seven in the first innings.
The "Little Master" passed West Indies batsman Brian Lara's mark of 11,953 runs to become the leading Test run-scorer in 2008 and subsequently became the first cricketer in history to reach 12,000, 13,000, 14,000 and now 15,000 Test runs.
He is the leading run-scorer in one day internationals, too, and holds the record for number of international centuries scored.
Attention will now return to his bid to become the first person to score 100 international centuries having scored 51 Test and 48 ODI centuries in 635 matches.
Tendulkar reached his 99th international hundred against South Africa at this year's World Cup.
Hopes were high that he would surpass the mark on India's tour of England this summer, but the Mumbai batsman struggled for form as the tourist lost the series 4-0.
A toe injury ruled him out of the home and away ODI series against England which followed.
Speaking before the current series with West Indies, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team were preparing to mark the 100th ton landmark.
"We will let him get the century and then we will speak about it," said Dhoni. "It's a milestone Sachin will achieve, whether in this game, the next game or some other game. It's bound to happen.
"Once he gets his ton, we all will celebrate with him. It will be a big moment for Indian cricket."
Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic has insisted he has not sent any letter of support backing Wayne Rooney.
Dzudovic was on the end of the challenge from Runi for which the England star was red carded and subsequently received a three-match ban.
As it stands Rooney will miss all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, and England have lodged an appeal with the hope of getting this reduced.
Reports had suggested that Dzudovic, who has supported the England striker's cause, had written a letter to Uefa to help with the appeal.
But the Spartak Nalchik stopper insists he has not written any supporting letter on Rooney's behalf.
"The source of all this is one of the newspapers in Russia, which published that I wrote some kind of letter to Uefa, but this can't be further away from truth," he told Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti.
"That newspaper started an initiative, there were some Manchester United fans involved in all this. The editor asked me, if I want to support them and I said yes, why not, but it is a lie that I wrote a letter of support to Uefa."
Which TV? The type of TV you choose depends on how avid a viewer you are and the type of viewing you prefer. If you enjoy the big screen experience, for example, a projector might be the best option, while sports fans will enjoy the excellent tracking-motion given by a plasma.
For a good quality but affordable telly, an LCD TV is the way to go. These light-weight, flat screens come in a range of sizes so are ideal for smaller rooms, can easily hang on a wall and almost all models these days boast high-definition. The negative is that picture quality can vary depending on your viewing angle.
The rival to the LCD is now the LED, which replaces the bulkier backlight lamps of the LCD with hundreds of smaller light emitting diodes, giving you an even slimmer set and a more energy-efficient product.
Plasma TVs are equally slimline and, with sizes ranging from 42" to over 60", they are perfect for a living room viewing. Excellent contrast and, as previously mentioned, tracking motion combine to give viewers an impressive all-round experience. The new models are also HD ready but non-HD TV broadcasts can lack definition. Plasmas are also a good deal more pricey than LCDs but it is worth paying a little extra for the high-end models.
For movie buffs, a rear projection TV provides the full home cinema experience. With LCD, Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) models now available, projectors are able to offer good definition now and if you opt for a Sony model, you'll be guaranteed an HD ready unit. The downside is that you need space in which to place the unit and the bulb, which can take time to warm up, will need to be replaced anywhere between 3,000 and 10,000 hours.
Meanwhile, 3D is the big thing these days - this new TV tech hit the market last year and, with 3D movies all the rage, generated some serious interest. However, they are not cheap and their only real advantage is the ability to watch 3D - great for DVD-watchers and gamers but 3D TV is currently limited.
Remember, most new models are HD but it is best to look for the 1080p type as these provide the best picture quality and are HD-ready, meaning you will be able to watch high-definition TV broadcasts.
Buying your TV Once you've decided which type of TV suits you best, it's time to do some homework on price comparison sites. You may also want to have a look at Comet and Currys - both have an online end-of-line sale.
Also make sure you take a good look in store. View the screen from a variety of angles to ensure picture quality is good from anywhere in your living room, and ask to try the sound at various levels - slim TVs are wonderful space-savers but they typically don't have space for the large high-quality speakers.
It's a good idea to see a variety of images too - fast-moving scenes may cause a ghost-like effect (known as smearing) which would not do for sports fans, while some HD TVs have a tendency to over-sharpen images, leading to a hard jagged edge.
Finally, though any high-tech gadget has the potential to go wrong, a survey by consumer watchdog Which? showed that the majority of good quality HD TVs are reasonably reliable, so think twice before forking out for that extended warranty.
Miss Venezuela, Ivian Lunasol Sarcos Colmenares won the Miss World title for 2011.
Ivian, who studied nunnery for five years and wished to be a nun claimed the crown.
She won against contestants from 122 countries on impressing the judges in the categories of beach beauty, topmodel, talent, sports and beauty with a purpose–on which the contestants was involved in a charity project.
Ms. Calmonares became an orphan at an early age, she then studied nunnery and dreamt on being a nun. But her took a different turn and she studied a degree in Human resources and later on worked in a Broadcasting company before becoming a beauty queen.
When she was announced as the winner she was shocked and quite happy. She then said that she wants to use her title to help other people.
She was reportedly was the favourite on the pageant that night in Earls Court,London.
She said, “Winning means everything to me and I hope I take advantage of being a winner in a productive manner. I’m unbelievably happy to have won and there are some incredible girls.
“I first and foremost want to help people in need. I would like to help people like me. I am an orphan. I would also like to help the elderly and troubled teenagers. As many people as I can.”
She added, “Unfortunately, I lost both of my parents at a very young age which led me to study for five years in a nunnery. I spent my five years in there and my dream was to become a nun.”
People around the world watched the contest and reacted on Facebook and Twitter.
The runner-up winners was Ms. Philippines, Gwendoline GaelleSandrine Ruais and Ms Puerto Rico, Amanda Victoria Vilanova Perez.
The competition this year was held in London to celebrate the pageant’s diamond anniversary. The first Ms. World was held in London in 1951, during the Festival in Britain on the SouthBank of the River Thames.
Campaign Groups like London Feminist Network, Object and UK feminista were outside the East Court London representing that beauty contest is a ‘sexist contest’
On the website of London Feminist Network they posted a statement saying, “Let the organizers and all those profiting from the event know that we are all angry that such an event is once again being held in London. Bring placards, banners and raise your voice against this appalling offence against women equality.Let them know loud and clear that this event has no place in London 2011.”
Miss England director Angie Beasley answered back and said the contest had changed with times because it no longer just about looking good in swimwear.
She said, “There is a talent, sports and beauty with a purpose round, which is the fundraising round, in the contest and the girls love taking part.”
She added, “Yes, they have to look great to win but it’s so much more than a beauty contest. These people should give it a chance instead of thinking it’s just a bikini parade.”
“I’m all for women standing up for what they believe in which is why I run Miss England. But I’m fed up with all the protesters trying to bully us and push as around”
“We live in a free society where women has the right to choose. The contestants in Miss World are quite capable of making their own minds if they want to enter or not and protesters should not keep criticising the same decision. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.”
As for Ms. Venezuela’s new title, she will also spend a year visiting and supporting a range of global charity projects supported by Miss World’s Beauty with A Purpose Programme.