Humberside

North Lincolnshire Women's Institute chairwoman in MBE honour

Jacqueline Cheetham
Image caption Jacqueline Cheetham has been a member of the Women's Institute for 35 years

A woman who has been a member of the Women's Institute (WI) for 35 years has been appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Jacqueline Cheetham, from Brigg, said the award had come "out of the blue".

She has been chairwoman of the the North Lincolnshire federation of WIs for the past seven years.

Mrs Cheetham said the honour was something to look forward to, following the death of her husband and father in the past few months.

She said: "To actually to be given something like this, out of the blue, when you actually have worked for no reason other than you like what you do is absolutely brilliant."

Other people recognised in the New Year Honours include Ann Maggs who has been appointed MBE for services to the community in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Grimsby music teacher Leo Solomon has also become an MBE, for services to music in the town.

Mr Solomon learned to play the piano at the age of eight and has combined performing and teaching ever since.

Clive Warcup, from Driffield, East Yorkshire, is appointed MBE for services to the road haulage industry and for his charitable work.

Civil servants on the Honours list include Roger Pugh from the Hull office of the Department for Work and Pensions who is appointed OBE.

Brian Collins from HM Revenue and Customs and Karen Robson from Hull's Jobcentre Plus both become MBEs.