New Year Honours

A look at some of the people from the south of Scotland and Cumbria who have been listed in the New Year Honours.

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Moffat Chippy worker thought she was being awarded a BMW not a BEM!

90-year-old Bettina Dawson is being honoured with a British Empire Medal for services to the catering industry in Dumfries and Galloway.

She has been working at the Moffat Chippy since 1936 and still works six days a week.

The grandmother couldn't believe it when her family told her the news and says she keeps getting confused about what she has won, but is delighted:

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