February 26, 2018

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

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Queen's Birthday Honours List: Hero Westminster PC Keith Palmer receives bravery medal as stars Billy Connolly

JK Rowling, Julie Walters and David Walliams recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Also recognised for his bravery was Bernard Kenny, the passer-by who was knifed in the stomach as he tried to protect murdered MP Jo Cox from her Neo-Nazi killer.

Rowling, who is recognised for her work in literature and philanthropy, says she is "deeply proud and honoured" to be part of the "distinguished and diversely talented" lineup in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Jonathan Rea's honour follows his domination of the World Superbike Championship for more than two years.

"I have no idea who nominated me but I feel so humbled and all the family are delighted for me", said Raymond.

Mr Giles was awarded his British Empire Medal for his continued service to Pewsey where he now serves as the founder and president of the Zixex Club.

The award comes at a poignant time for Pam, whose husband Roy died recently after battling Parkinson's Disease for eight years.

A FORMER Mayor of Test Valley has been awarded an MBE for her five decades of service to the Andover community.

Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI
The FHP added that an oncoming auto "averted" hitting Larin's Cadillac head-on by slowing down and stopping short of his vehicle. He initially told the officer that he had not had any alcohol that night before revising his answer to "two or three" drinks.

Thinking Out Loud singer Ed was recognised with an MBE following his incredibly successful year in the entertainment field - and just weeks before his Glastonbury appearance - while fellow singer/songwriter Emeli Sande also gained the incredible MBE title.

Former head of Oldham's Lifelong Learning Lynda Fairhurst was given an OBE for her services to Further Education in the official birthday honour's list.

Gloria Hunniford is made OBE for services to cancer charities.

Four PSNI officers are to receive honours, including Sergeant Gwyneth Buchanan, who has been awarded the MBE for services to policing and the community.

Other honourees include David Walliams, J. K. Rowling, Delia Smith and Judy Murray, and Sir Paul McCartney, who's been honoured with a knighthood. This major honour is conferred by the Queen and on the advice of Government in recognition of significant achievements in science and medicine, charitable work, business, sport and public service.

And Scott Hann - coach to double Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock - is also awarded an MBE.

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