New Year's Honours List recognises great and good of West Country

Diana Lewis from South Molton gets the British Empire Medal for her voluntary service to animal welfare. Photo: ITV News West Country

Diana Lewis who founded the North Devon Animal Ambulance, gets a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours List.

After eleven years as a voluntary animal welfare officer with the RSPCA she became a founder member of the North Devon Animal Ambulance in 2003.

She acts as the animal ambulance driver and animal collection officer working unpaid 365 days a year.

Diana Lewis from South Molton gets the British Empire Medal for her voluntary service to animal welfare. Credit: ITV News West Country

Catherine Lester-Walker from Bideford in Devon will be made MBE for her work with SSAFA helping ex-servicemen and women.

Betty & John Insley have been foster carers in Plymouth for 35 years, fostering more than 200 children. They'll be made MBEs for services to children and families.

Betty & John Insley will be made MBEs after 35 years of fostering. Credit: ITV News West Country

Kenneth Radford from St Austell is being recognised for his work with people with learning difficulties.

The 59 year old established** '**People and Gardens', a vegetable growing scheme at the Eden Project. It helps people with learning disabilities and mental health issues to develop work and social skills to enable them to take control over their own lives.

He will receive the British Empire Medal.

Kenneth Radford's vegetable growing scheme at the Eden Project teaches skills and self-value. Credit: PA

Ian Barber reports:-