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Month: December 2021

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World News

Leaking of names on New Year Honours list very disappointing

The early leaking of names on the New Year Honours list is “very disappointing” and is being looked at, the Cabinet Office has said. A number of people, including England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and actor Daniel Craig, were revealed to be on the list ahead of the official announcement on Friday. Alison Bennett, head of honours in the Cabinet Office’s Honours and Appointments Secretariat, has said she is […]

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Daniel Craig granted same honour as James Bond in new year list

James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, the same honour given to 007. The actor has been recognised for services to film and theatre in the New Year Honours, for his glittering career where he played the world’s most famous secret agent for a run of five movies. A CMG is the honour often given to diplomats, and […]

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Broadcaster Trevor Phillips knighted in New Year Honours

Trevor Phillips has been knighted in the New Year Honours. The news anchor and former politician, 68, was recognised for his services to equality and human rights. He currently fronts Sky News’ Sunday morning news programme, having taken over from colleague Sophy Ridge in May 2021 while she is on maternity leave. Phillips was the former head of current affairs at ITV station LWT and has won Royal Television Society […]

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Ashley Banjo humbled and extremely proud to be made MBE

Dancer and choreographer Ashley Banjo has said he is “humbled and extremely proud” to have been made an MBE following a year in which he became a spokesman for issues around racial equality. The 33-year-old, who found fame in 2009 as part of Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) winners Diversity, has been named in the New Year Honours for services to dance. In September 2020, his group delivered a headline-grabbing routine […]

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Adam Peaty awarded OBE after Tokyo Olympics title defence in 100m breaststroke

Adam Peaty capped another incredible year in the pool with an OBE for services to swimming. Peaty became the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title with a characteristically dominant display in the final of the men’s 100 metres breaststroke, claiming his country’s first gold medal at Tokyo 2020. While Peaty was unable to break his own world record of 56.88 seconds, the Uttoxeter swimmer still chalked up the […]

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Emma Raducanu awarded MBE to cap incredible breakthrough year

Emma Raducanu said she was “immensely proud and grateful” after her incredible breakthrough year ended with another accolade as she was made an MBE in the New Year Honours. The 19-year-old has swept the board at 2021’s sporting awards, including the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, after becoming the first qualifier to win a grand slam title at the US Open in September. Now Raducanu has achieved the rare […]

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Jason and Laura Kenny among Tokyo 2020 stars dominating New Year Honours list

Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes from Tokyo dominate the New Year Honours list, with golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny receiving a knighthood and damehood respectively. Gold medallists Hannah Cockroft, Tom Daley, Adam Peaty and Max Whitlock were among the other star names from the summer to be recognised with OBEs, while US Open tennis champion Emma Raducanu has been made an MBE. She became the first British woman to […]

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Boy awarded medal after raising more than 570000 with camping challenge

A 12-year-old boy who raised enough money for his local hospice to hire 16 extra nurses through a camping challenge has been recognised in the New Year Honours. Max Woosey, from Braunton in Devon, has raised more than £570,000 for North Devon Hospice by spending every night in a tent since March 28 2020, and has now been awarded the British Empire Medal. He was inspired to help the hospice […]

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From Your Song to your gong Oscar winning lyricist Bernie Taupin honoured

Songwriter Bernie Taupin, best known for his long-running and fruitful collaboration with Sir Elton John, has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours. The lyricist, 71, has been honoured for services to music. Taupin wrote the lyrics for some of the singer’s greatest hits including Rocketman, Tiny Dancer and Candle In The Wind. The pair won an Academy Award in 2019 for best original song for I’m Gonna […]

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