Cheshire's eleven-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey will receive her Damehood at Buckingham Palace today.
The 35-year-old swimmer-turned-cyclist, has 11 gold medals making her Britain's greatest paralympian. Four of those golds were claimed at this summer’s London 2012 Paralympics.
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Labour MEP Michael Cashman will be awarded a CBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
The former EastEnders actor is one of the co-founders of Stonewall, the largest gay equality organization in the UK and Europe.
Formed in 1989, the charity is named after the Stonewall Inn of Stonewall riots fame in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Olympians and Paralympians will be amongst those to receive honours from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today.
Paralympic Gold medalist Ellie Simmonds will be given an OBE today, while British road and track cyclist Sarah Storey will be named a Dame.
The paralympic cyclist has won a total of 11 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals across a career panning six Paralympic Games.
Tae Kwon Do sensation Jade Jones was the youngest member of Team GB to take a gold at least year's Olympics, and will be awarded an MBE, as will Olympic rower Katherine Copeland.