Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith
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Women land majority of NY honours

7 January 2014 Last updated at 23:59 GMT

Actresses Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith become dames in the New Year's Honours list, which features a record-breaking proportion of women.

For the first time, women make up the majority of the recipients, who also include football boss Karren Brady and Ruth Jones, the co-creator of TV series Gavin and Stacey.

Lizo Mzimba reports.