Lynda Bellingham 'thrilled and honoured' by OBE

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

Read more: Lynda Bellingham awarded OBE after 'tough year'


Women outdo men on New Year Honours list for first time

More women than men have been named in the New Year Honours list for the first time ever - accounting for 51% of the recipients. They include actress Penelope Keith, singer Katherine Jenkins and Gavin and Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones.