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30/12/2015 17:21 GMT | Updated 31/12/2015 02:59 GMT

New Year's Honours 2015: 5 Intriguing Stories You Won't Have Heard

Barbara Windsor, Idris Elba, Chris Froome - there are plenty of big names on this year’s New Year’s Honours List.

But it’s not just well-known people named in the annual announcement, many ordinary people are also honoured in the list.

There are some incredible stories behind a number of this year’s nominees.

We take a look at some of the more unusual tales behind those named…

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