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Hero dog "one in a million"

Border Collie Bryn

A search and rescue team dog from Cheshire is being given the animal equivalent of an OBE. Bryn the Border Collie, is receiving the PDSA Order of Merit. He's saved countless lives searching disaster sites for survivors across the world.

Bryn with rescue teams in Japan

Working with UK’s International Search and Rescue Team, Bryn was deployed to Japan in 2011 after the devastating earthquake and tsunami, and Nepal (2015) following the earthquake which killed and injured thousands. Steve Buckley is Bryn's handler.

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Sir Ken Dodd's famous one-liners

Sir Ken Dodd has been in showbusiness since 1954 Credit: pa

Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd has a royal appointment at Buckingham Palace later, to receive his Knighthood. The 89 year old from Knotty Ash was given the accolade in the New Years Honours List.

5 CLASSIC DODDY ONE-LINERS

  • My Dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said, 'Is this a joke?"
  • Did you hear about the shrimp that went to the prawn's cocktail party? He pulled a mussel.
  • I haven't spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months. I don't like to interrupt her.
  • I told the Inland Revenue I didn't owe them a penny because I lived near the seaside.
  • 5 out of every 3 people have trouble understanding fractions

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