A man from Hook has been listed in the New Year Honours List, which recognises the achievements of extraordinary people across the UK.

Percy Iles was honoured as a medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for his services to RAF veterans and the community in Basingstoke.

Mr Iles comes as one of 318 medallists to receive the BEM across the UK.

Nearly 30 members of the Hampshire community were recognised for their services to the country, including from Southampton, Winchester, Alton and Romsey.

For the full story see next week’s paper.