The longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire has received an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Dave Beardsall, who is known as Barney, retired as watch manager in Retford last year after 43 years in the job.
Barney was appointed an MBE in the New Years Honours List for services to local government and today received the award.
More top news
Young schoolchildren have spoken of the moment they had to flee their burning coach when it caught fire on the M6.
An ecstatic bus driver went to work the day after winning £6.1 million on the lottery as "people rely on him for their morning commute".
Rain across the far north may become persistent and heavy at times through the day.