James Roe’s MBE

SPORTING stars, volunteers and businessmen are among those in Coventry and Warwickshire recognised in the New Year’s Honours.

Gold medal winning Paralympian James Roe has been made an MBE for services to rowing.

James had a rapturous welcome when he arrived home to Stratford-upon-Avon after he won gold in the mixed coxed four rowing event in the Paralympic Games.

The 24-year-old travelled around the town on an open-top bus as hundreds of spectators cheered and applauded and also had a post-box painted gold in his honour.

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