More than a thousand people have been given awards in the New Year Honours List - including many from the East Midlands.
The recipients include a GP from Loughborough and an archaeologist who led the team that found the remains of King Richard the Third under a car park in Leicester. Rajiv Popat reports.
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"It's the kind of verbal abuse you have to put up with now and again working at the weekend in the ambulance service."
It'll be another chilly day with patchy cloud and sunny spells. It will stay dry.
Some isolated wintry showers is possible over the Peak District.