Veteran MP David Amess (Southend West, Con) is now Sir David, after receiving a knighthood from the Queen in the New Year's Honours.
The Queen's New Year's Honours have been unveiled and there's a British Empire Medal for Emma Callan, a Whitstable woman who offers counselling services in the community.
For services to Brighton Sailing Club and Brighton Surf Life Saving Club and to the community in Brighton, East Sussex, Mrs Virginia Barnacle is awarded the British Empire Medal.
We've been at Windsor Castle today looking at how the staff are preparing for Christmas. Watch ITV News Meridian over the coming days to find out more!
A river pageant on the River Thames has been announced as part of the celebrations to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta next year.
Plans for the spectacular event include a flotilla of boats to sail from Bisham Abbey to Wraysbury in Berkshire.
It will be co-organised by the group responsible for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012.
The charter was sealed on the bank of the River Thames near Windsor in 1215.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead said: "The world's eyes will be on us in June next year."
The Duchess of Cambridge with Goodwood golfer Emma Allen, wearing a training mask, at the Sports Aid Athlete Workshop for elite athletes yesterday. Emma, who's 16, is heading to the US next year to start her degree.
Pupils and teachers at Crown Wood Primary School are preparing for a special visit from The Duke of Gloucester next week.
His Royal Highness, who is the grandson of George V and a first cousin of The Queen, will be given a tour of the recently refurbished and extended primary school on Tuesday November 18.
The Duke will be shown the new facilities, which include four classrooms, an extended dining room and much improved teaching accommodation and play areas.
Janette Karklins, Director for Children, Young People and Learning, said:
Following extensive improvement works as part of the council’s Education Capital Programme, we are delighted to be welcoming The Duke of Gloucester to Crown Wood Primary School.
The improved facilities have already proved a hit with pupils at the school and they can’t wait to have a VIP in the building.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York has visited the world-leading Orion laser facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire.
Orion is a high-powered laser, the size of a football pitch and is one of the largest capital science investments in the UK
It is not often that people get the chance to really appreciate the work that goes on at AWE. What you are doing is absolutely important. Your establishment and in particular Orion, present an exciting opportunity for young people interested in a career in science and technology.
The Duke, who is a UK Patron of the International Year of Light 2015, met with scientific figures who explained the workings of the laser.
Prince Harry has welcomed the news of the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy as "very exciting" - joking that he cannot wait to see his brother "suffer more".
He said Kate was coping with her illness and expressed his wish that the couple would be able to enjoy some privacy during her pregnancy.
Prince William, just before leaving Oxford, said it had been 'a tricky few days' for the Duchess of Cambridge. But the couple were thrilled at the news.