OBE for 'Obi-Wan' McGregor

Star Wars star Ewan McGregor has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list. Singer Kate Bush has been awarded a CBE. Director of the Olympic opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, is believed to have turned down the offer of a knighthood.

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New Year Honours celebrate unsung heroes

The New Year Honours were far from being just about sport. The achievements of hundreds of unsung heroes were also marked.

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, the soldier who conquered horrific injuries, was rewarded for his charity work.

The children's illustrator Quentin Blake became a knight and the singer Kate Bush was made a CBE.

Sascha Williams reports.

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