New Year Honours for inspirational women

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Two women from the Grantham area have been named on the 2014 New Year Honours list.

Lincolnshire county councillor Marianne Overton, of Welbourn, has been appointed Member of the British Empire MBE for services to local government.

Meanwhile, Jayne Banner, of Bottesford, has received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to public reform efficiencies in her role as deputy director for local compliance at Nottingham HM Revenue and Customs.