Novelist Jilly Cooper, who lives in Stroud, is one of several Gloucestershire people named in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2018.

She is already an OBE, but will become a CBE for services to literature and charity.

Ms Cooper had a huge hit with her first novel, Riders, in 1985, and has gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career as a writer.

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown is knighted for political and public service.

Craig Carscadden from Frampton Cotterell, who ran the 5,000m at the 1996 Paralympic Games and has since volunteered in a number of roles, as a coach, administrator and co-ordinator, as well as a classifier for British Athletics and World Para Athletics.

Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter DBE will receive a Royal Victorian Order.

Norman Nathaniel Pascale, lately Chief Inspector Operations for Avon and Somerset Constabulary will be awarded an OBE for services to diversity in the community in Avon and Somerset.

Michael Julian Prior, Commercial Officer, Military Flying Training System Programme, Ministry of Defence, will be awarded an MBE for services to military training provision.

Elizabeth Ann Patricia Thomas, Group Leader, Bereavement Service, Gloucestershire, will be awarded an MBE for services to Supporting People Bereaved by Suicide in Gloucestershire.

Gayle Denise Clay, Team Manager, Homeless Healthcare Team, Gloucester Care Services NHS Trust will be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to Community Health for Homeless and Vulnerable People (Witcombe, Gloucestershire).

Louise Gail Dembny, Executive Officer, Department for Work and Pensions will be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for public and charitable services.

Celia Hargrave will be awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to charity and the community in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire.

Nationally, The Beatles' Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the New Year Honours, alongside a string of political figures including former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and key Tory backbencher Graham Brady.

The musicians are joined on the list by Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, 48, who said she was "truly humbled" to become a dame for services to dance, and War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, who is knighted for services to literature and charity.

Details of the knighthood of former deputy prime minister and prominent Remain campaigner Sir Nick, 50, were also the subject of early newspaper reports. His award has provoked criticism among some Brexiteers.

There are no honours for those involved in the response to recent terror attacks or the Grenfell Tower fire with left 71 people dead.

But the Cabinet Office said they are expected to be recognised in future honour lists.