Dorset people have been singled out for praise and made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

As well as paramedic Wayne Ingram who has been made a MBE - while he fights sepsis in hospital - other recipients include farmer and food campaigner George Streatfeild from Bridport made a MBE for his services to the food industry and the local community.

He said: "I was very surprised, but I felt incredibly honoured, really chuffed."

He added: "To have been part of the food movement over the last 30 years, moving from eating for fuel to eating for enjoyment and the quality of the food - to be part of that evolution has been a real honour and great fun.

"Bridport is an amazing town so to have been a part of the Bridport community for as long as I have has been fantastic, I'm very privileged."

Staff Sergeant Jamie Barrett of the Royal Armoured Corps in Bovington who has been made a MBE for his work in engaging with communities and for his charity work.

Between 2018 and 2020, S/Sgt Barrett, 40, organised the attendance of his engagement team at more than 100 events across the country to engage with the community and explain about the role of the army and of the armoured corps.

In his own time, he does charity work, particularly for homeless and wounded veterans.

He said: "I’m overwhelmed at the thought of receiving this honour as I had never even dreamt this would be something that would happen to me. It also fills me with pride that my work and drive is recognised and rewarded. It feels surreal."

Another MBE is Alison Dorothy Hughes, 48, from Iwerne Minster, recognised for her services to tennis. Ms Hughes is one of two active British Gold Badge tennis umpires on the international circuit.

The most senior female tennis umpire in the country, Ms Hughes has officiated 21 women’s Grand Slam singles finals and one men’s final.

She said: "I am not a hundred per cent sure how the nomination came about to be honest, I was very honoured to receive one.

"I have been involved in tennis since officiating my first Wimbledon in 1993 as a line umpire and started to travel internationally in 1997.

"I got the bug and I have been part of the ITF grand slam team since 2006."

She added: "The MBE is a real honour, I love my job, I’m very proud of what I do."

Meanwhile, Henry Faure Walker, CEO of Newsquest Media Group - the local media group which owns the Dorset Echo - and Chairman of the News Media Association has been awarded an MBE.

The honour has been given for services to regional news journalism and charity.

Mr Faure Walker has been CEO of Newsquest, since 2014 and has worked in local news publishing for almost 20 years, having previously been Digital Director for Johnston Press and General Manager of The Scotsman Publications. He is also Chairman of the News Media Association, the industry body representing national and local news publishers.

He said: “It’s an absolute honour to receive this award but the real recognition should go to the amazing people that work in local news publishing across the UK. It is their news brands that not only provide their communities with essential trusted news but also provide such valuable support in championing charities and promoting local businesses.”

Newsquest publishes more than 150 local news brands across the UK and reaches over 40 million online users per month.