One notable name missing from the New Year Honours list is Danny Boyle the man behind the Olympic opening ceremony.
The Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director is believed to have turned down the offer of a knighthood.
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Through the day, most of the cloud should break up to leave fine conditions for many with spells of sunshine.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris was plunged into darkness, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubia emblazoned with the Union Jack.
The major party leaders' campaigns for the General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester terror attack.