Stars of last summer's Olympics and Paralympics are among those receiving honours at Buckingham Palace today.
Gymnast Louis Smith from Peterborough, who scooped silver on the pommel horse and a bronze in the men's team competition at the London Games, has described being awarded the MBE the proudest moment of his life. Smith went on to win BBC dance series Strictly Come Dancing following the Olympics.
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Becoming drier by this evening with the chance of a late sunny spell.
The Chief Executive of Southend United has told ITV News Anglia that his players deserved to win promotion to League One at Wembley.
Some sunny intervals are possible initially this morning but cloud and patchy rain will gradually sweep in as the day goes on.