The longest serving firefighter in Nottinghamshire will receive an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace later today.
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.
Mr Beardsall said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped, guided and supported me. I really couldn't have done it without them."
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A protest over Donald Trump's state visit to the UK is being held in Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham this evening.
Some sunshine during the morning but it will become cloudy in the afternoon with a few spots of rain.
Turning windy Monday morning, whilst thicker cloud will bring the risk of some rain or drizzle.