Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been made a knight in the New Year Honours list. It caps a remarkable year in which he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, won Olympic gold and scooped the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Campaigning mother whose daughter was murdered given award
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.