The New Year Honours list has been published and it's dominated by the sports men and women who brought the country such spectacular success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Many of those recognised are from our part of the world as James Webster reports:
Paralympic sprinter Hannah Cockroft from Halifax says her MBE in the New Year honours was hard to keep secret. She found out several weeks ago but then had to keep the news to herself.
The mother of Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams says both she and daughter screamed when they heard she was named in the New Year Honours. Dee Adams says they were both overjoyed and overwhelmed.
A man from Doncaster who became the most seriously injured soldier to survive a bomb blast in Afghanistan has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours and says he was surprised. Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson says he didn't think he deserved the accolade which recognises his fundraising.
John Burkhill from Sheffield, known as the man with a pram, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year honours list in recognition of his fundraising achievements. John has donated more than £140,000 to charity, by walking thousands of miles pushing a pram.
Delighted to receive an MBE. Looking forward to meeting the Queen.From @AliBrownleetri on Twitter: