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Entertainer Joe Longthorne to collect MBE

Joe Longthorne was made an MBE for his charity work Credit: Phil Noble/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Joe Longthorne will collect his MBE from the Queen today.

The entertainer, who lives in Blackpool, was given the award in the Birthday Honours list for his charity work.

Much of that work was done while Joe was seriously ill with cancer.