British boxer Nicola Adams is to be awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list.
The 30-year-old from Leeds made history by becoming the first woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing.
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TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star Cilla Black,72, has died, according to reports.