Olympian to receive degree
One of the region's Olympic gold medallists is about to receive another honour.
Canoeist Etienne Stott is already a Freeman of Bedford and an MBE.
Now he's to be presented with an Honorary Degree by the University of Bedfordshire tomorrow.
Stott and partner Tim Baillie, became the first Britons to win Olympic canoeing gold at London 2012.
Watch Bedfordshire's Olympic gold medal winning canoe slalom star, Etienne Stott, pick up his MBE at Buckingham Palace.
Bedfordshire Olympian, Etienne Stott, has been awarded an MBE.
The gold medal winning slalom canoeist picked up the honour at Buckingham Palace along with team mate Tim Baillie.
The sports star tweeted: "An incredible visit to the Palace to collect my MBE! I felt like a balloon filled to the maximum with patriotism!"
Etienne Stott from Bedford who won Gold, alongside his partner Tim Baillie in the two man canoe slalom.
The 33-year-old learnt his skills at the canoe club in his home town and returned there tonight. Neil Bradford was there.
Mum and dad of Etienne Stott talk to Lauren Carter about their pride in their boy's Olympic success.
Mike Stott, the father of Olympic canoeist Etienne, says he is "the proudest dad in the world" after his son won gold in the two-man slalom.
He said: "I think it's great for Bedford - we're good at water sports, we've just proved it!"
Etienne and team mate Tim Baillie powered their way to Olympic gold, beating fellow Brits David Florence and Richard Hounslow into Silver.
The Royal Mail have used a gold brush to celebrate Team GB's gold rush - by painting mailboxes gold in the home town's of Olympic winners.
Canoeist Etienne Stott's home town of Bedford received the honour this morning. The two-man slalom champ also had a commemorative stamp launched to mark the feat.
Rob Bates, of the Bedford Canoe Club, talks about member Etienne Stott who took gold for Team GB today.
Great Britain's Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie have won Olympic gold in the two-man canoe slalom. Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow won the silver medal.