Actress Penelope Keith has been made a Dame by the Queen at an investiture ceremony held at Windsor Castle.
Ms Keith became a mainstay on television screens with her performances as frightfully well-to-do characters in sitcoms such as To The Manor Born and The Good Life.
She was made a Dame for her services to arts and to charity.
David Cameron's hairdresser was awarded an MBE in the New Year honours list, it has emerged. Remind yourself of his haircuts here.Read the full story ›
Actress Lynda Bellingham has tweeted her joy at receiving an OBE after being treated for cancer:
Hi guys I just came out of hospital today recovering from operation. This news is just the perfect antidote. I am thrilled and honoured
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years and the last few months
Dr Theodore Weston, from Penrith, has spoken about his delight at being awarded an MBE for his services to Victims of Trauma:
A 90-year-old woman who has devoted her time to charity has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours list.
After a spell in hospital Gwendoline Gellear decided to "do something not to be useless" and began making toys to raise funds for the doctors and nurses who looked after her.
Known as "Aunty Gwen", the volunteer is a regular visitor to Pinderfield Hospital School, where she was herself a patient when she was in her twenties.
Twins who sell Chinese food sauces to China have been recognised in the New Year's Honours.
Helen Tse, and her sister Lisa, from Oldham are made MBEs for entrepreneurial work.
We go to meet some of those selected in the New Year's Honours list which was released last night. From animal carer Helen Sinclair to a couple from Portsmouth who received a joint MBE for their services to deaf children. Actress Penelope Keith is also titled Dame in the new year's list.
More women than men have been named in the New Year Honours list for the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded.Read the full story ›
Two Downing Street cleaners have been awarded for services to the Prime Minister's Office in the New Year Honours list.
Madeleine Josephine Hennell and Henrietta Shorter received British Empire Medals (BEMs) for their work cleaning one of the most famous addresses in the UK.
Both women have served under five Prime Ministers going back to Margaret Thatcher.
More women than men have been named in the New Year Honours list for the first time ever.
In total, 610 women have been awarded honours - accounting for 51% of recipients.
Here are some more facts and figures from this year's list:
- 16 women have been named Dames
- 1,195 people have received an award
- 74% are people have undertaken outstanding work in their communities
- 5% of the recipients come from ethnic minorities