Animal lover receives New Year MBE

Helen Sinclair from the Isle of Wight will receive a MBE for her services to animal services as she founded the charity Friends of the Animals.

The charity was set up in 1990 to rescue and provide help to any animal in need.

She has singlehandedly created the wide ranging infrastructure for a successful charity through setting up a small group of supportive Trustees, creating a network of premises, cost effective foster homes, volunteer drivers and home checkers to help in the process of re-homing.

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The great & good: New Year's Honours in the South

Lots of people around the region have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list. Here's a selection of some of them.