Olympic gold medal winner Etienne Stott has been made a Freeman of the Borough of Bedford.
Stott and partner Tim Bailie won gold in the C2 Canoe Slalom at the London 2012 Olympics.
Stott grew up in Bedford and learned to canoe on the River Great Ouse as a member of Bedford Canoe Club.
More top news
We're one week into December and the countdown to Christmas is well underway. Read the latest in ITV News Anglia's Christmas Shout Outs.
The grandparents of missing serviceman Corrie McKeague have travelled 425 miles from their home in Scotland to retrace his last steps.
A dry night with broken cloud and occasional clear spells. Generally cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain during Thursday morning.