Eleven-times Paralympic gold medallist Sarah Storey, from Cheshire, has described being made a Dame as a "pinch yourself moment".
The mother of a nurse stabbed to death in Blackpool by her ex-boyfriend whilst on bail will receive her MBE today for changing bail laws.
Sir Bradley Wiggins was left pinching himself after being awarded the "ultimate accolade" of a knighthood in the New Year Honours.
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.
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.