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Stars from Midlands receive honours from The Queen

'Sir' Dave Brailsford receiving his knighthood from The Queen Credit: ITV News Central

The man behind Great Britain's cycling success at London 2012 has received a knighthood from The Queen.

Dave Brailsford, from Long Eaton in Derbyshire, guided Great Britain's Olympic cyclists to eight gold medals, including seven from 10 events on the track.

Midlands actor Adrian Lester received an OBE for his services to drama Credit: ITV News Central

Midlands actor Adrian Lester has been honoured an OBE for his services to drama by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.