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
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