Community champions across the North West recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday honours have recognised people from around the North West who have devoted themselves to helping the community.

There was an MBE for former soldier Andy Reid, from St Helens, who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan ten-years-ago.

Since then he's fundraised for soldiers charities and is now a motivational speaker.

Beckie Ramsey, from Lancashire, will receive the British Empire Medal for her water safety campaign Doing It For Dylan - in memory of her 13-year-old son who drowned while swimming in a quarry.

Elvis Costello will receive the OBE. Credit: PA.

In the world of showbiz Elvis Costello, 64, who was raised in Birkenhead, was awarded the OBE.

Awarded the BEM is Thomas McArdle, 61, who has worked as a street cleaner in Liverpool since 2006.

The award recognises his "great sense of humour and positive outlook which brightens other people’s day".

Christie Spurling has been made an MBE. Credit: ITV News.

Christie Spurling, from Manchester, founded the charity N-Gage in 2004, helping disenfranchised students get back into education.

He has been made an MBE for services to young people.