From a firefighter to an England footballer, here is the full list of people in Norfolk who have been named in the New Year Honours list. 

Lauren Hemp 

Thetford & Brandon Times: Lauren Hemp from North Walsham has been made an MBELauren Hemp from North Walsham has been made an MBE (Image: (C)Focus Images 7813 022858)Lauren Hemp has been made an MBE for services to football.

The 23-year-old was born in North Walsham and played for the town's football club before being picked up by Norwich City's academy programme at nine years old.

She has since played a starring role in England's sensational Euro 2022 win and was a standout player for the Lionesses at this year's World Cup where they made the final. 

Tim Martin

Thetford & Brandon Times: Tim MartinTim Martin (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)Founder and chair of popular pub chain Wetherspoon, Tim Martin has been knighted for services to hospitality and culture. 

The 68-year-old was born in Norwich in 1955 but moved away as a youngster and spent most of his childhood in New Zealand and Belfast.

James Bullion

Thetford & Brandon Times: James Alexander BullionJames Alexander Bullion (Image: Norfolk County Council)Norfolk care boss James Bullion has been made a CBE for services to social care. 

Mr Bullion was the executive director of adult social services at Norfolk County Council and president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. 

He has headed the department since 2017 but took on a role with the Care Quality Commission earlier this year. 

Elaine Dale

Thetford & Brandon Times: Elaine DaleElaine Dale (Image: David Kirkham)Elaine Dale, director of special educational needs and disabilities support at City College Norwich, has been made an OBE for services to further education.

According to colleagues at the college, Ms Dale - who joined in 2011 - has made an "enormous difference" to thousands of students at the college.

Her passion and "inclusive leadership" has been key to embedding a culture of inclusion for students across all areas of the curriculum. 

"It’s amazing to have achieved this unbelievable award," she said. "I work with an incredible team of dedicated talented people and this honour is dedicated to all of us, not just me."

Sara Tough

Thetford & Brandon Times: Sara ToughSara Tough (Image: Copyright (c) Julian Claxton Photography 2017.)Sara Tough is the executive director of children's services at Norfolk County Council and has been made an OBE for services to education and children's social care. 

Ms Tough took on the role in 2017 and has been hailed as "an exemplary leader who champions the needs of children and young people" by Ofsted. 

Dr Christine Futter

Thetford & Brandon Times: Christine FutterChristine Futter (Image: Christine Futter)Christine Futter, formerly of Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support, has been made an MBE for services to adult social care.

Dr Futter dedicated 37 years of her life to social care - spending time at Norfolk County Council before becoming chief operating officer at Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support.

She was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of East Anglia and City College Norwich in 2021 before retiring in July 2023.

She now does voluntary work and sits on the board of directors at the Norfolk Care Association.

"I have dedicated my life to social care and have always wanted to share how hard-working people in this sector are," she said. "I'm overwhelmed and very honoured to be made an MBE and would like to dedicate it to social care."   

Melinda Raker

Thetford & Brandon Times: Melinda RakerMelinda Raker (Image: Denise Bradley)Melinda Raker has been made an MBE for services to rural mental health and wellbeing.

Melinda Raker, from Croxton near Thetford, was instrumental in the creation of YANA (You Are Not Alone), which has become a valuable lifeline for farmers and rural communities, offering confidential support and counselling to people affected by stress and depression.

Matthew Willer

Thetford & Brandon Times: Matt WillerMatt Willer (Image: Brittany Woodman)Matt Willer has been awarded a BEM for his services to young people through the Papillon Project.

The founder of a charity helping Norfolk schoolchildren to create allotments said he was "deeply humbled" to be recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours list.

The charity aims to inspire young people to learn about food and "live more sustainable lives" by developing eco-friendly allotments using recycled and reclaimed materials.

Francisco Davila

Francisco Davila has been awarded a BEM for services to the community in Wymondham.

Mr Davila graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Health Sciences.

He served as a town councillor and has run as a Conservative candidate for Wymondham in recent local elections.

Mr Davila has also been responsible for setting up a number of community groups in the area.

Elizabeth Powell          

Elizabeth Powell has been awarded a BEM for her services to the community in Brooke.

Mrs Powell was a secretary at the Brooke Women's Institute and trustee of Brooke Village Hall.

She died in November 2023 and her BEM is to be dated November 28 2023.

Ian Charles Sears

Ian Sears, a Norwich-based commercial specialist at the Cabinet Office, has been made an OBE for public service.

Mr Sears said: "I am extremely proud to be mentioned in the King's New Year Honours List and have my public service recognised in this way.

"It's quite a moment for myself and my family as you can imagine and will take some time to sink in."

David Ball

David Ball from King's Lynn has been made an MBE for services to the community in East Anglia. 

Alan Collier

Alan Collier is director of procurement and sustainability at Norfolk County Council and has been made an MBE for services to local government. 

Steven Miller

Steven Miller is director of culture and heritage and head of Norfolk Museums Service at Norfolk County Council.

He has been made an MBE for services to heritage and tourism. 

Christopher Bradbury

Christopher Bradbury has been awarded a BEM for services to the community in Reedham. 

Susan Browne

Susan Browne has been awarded a BEM for services to the Women's Institute and to the community in Sandringham. 

Reverend Albert Thomas Cadmore

Reverend Cadmore has been awarded a BEM for services to the community in Great Yarmouth following his work as chairman of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat station. 

Geoffrey Lowe

Mr Lowe is crew manager at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and has been awarded a BEM for services to the community in Norfolk. 

Pearl Pearson-Brooke

Ms Pearson-Brooke has been awarded a BEM for services to the community in Martham.  

Virginia Pitchers

Ms Pitchers has been given a BEM for services to the community in Upton with Fishley.

Carl Smith

Mr Smith has been awarded a BEM for services to the NHS and to the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.