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ALSO among those in the New Year’s honours list were Alison Humberstone, of the Department for Work and Pensions.

She lives in Portsmouth and has been made a CBE for tackling youth unemployment and for charitable fundraising.

Albert Bleach, of Petersfield, has been made an MBE for services to Nyewood in West Sussex.

Janice Andrews, chairwoman of the parent, staff and student association at Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth, was given one of the newly-reinstated British Empire Medals for services to education.