Ellie Simmonds 'honoured' by OBE

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds has tweeted that she is 'honoured' to receive an OBE:


Thank you for all your lovely comments about my OBE, feel incredibly honoured! It's great too see so many athletes getting recognised...


Paralympian honours backlash

Leading Paralympian athletes have criticised what they believe to be inconsistencies in the sports-dominating New Years Honours list, where successful Paralympians missed out on top honours, with only cyclist Sarah Storey made a dame.