Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Anthony Joshua receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

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The 28-year-old, who now holds WBA, IBF and WBO titles and boasts an undefeated professional record, picked up an MBE back in 2013 after claiming Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games.

They include a damehood for actress Emma Thompson, a knighthood for Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, a damehood for Professor Mary Beard, a knighthood for historian and broadcaster Professor Simon Schama, a knighthood for former footballer and manager Kenny Dalglish, a CBE for actor Tom Hardy, a CBE for television presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne, a CBE for journalist and Kate Adie, an OBE for boxer Anthony Joshua and an OBE for Winter Olympian gold medalist Lizzie Yarnold.

Holocaust survivor Ber Helfgott, also known as Ben, is knighted for services to Holocaust remembrance and education, one of almost three-quarters of those on the honours list deemed to have undertaken outstanding work in or for their local community.

A MAGISTRATE from Oldbury-on-Severn has said he is "delighted" to have been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Lesley Turnbull and Voirrey Heaton become MBEs for services to ill children and to equality in the NHS.

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Take Mary Brennan, the 67-year-old who will be given a British Empire Medal for her work with a local gardening group and a lunch club for vulnerable people that runs at St Hilda's Church, or Phil Gomersall, the 72-year-old from Rawdon, who will also receive a British Empire Medal for services to horticulture and Lorraine Long, whose 36 years of fostering in Leeds will earn her an MBE.

In the business sphere Judy Naake, who made millions selling St Tropez self-tanning products, initially from the back of her vehicle, receives an MBE for services to entrepreneurship, the community and philanthropy.

Elsewhere, London-born rap star Ms Dynamite - whose real name is Niomi McLean-Daley - has been handed an MBE for her services to music, while Kanya King - the founder of the Mobo Awards - has been given a CBE for services to music and culture.

Forty-nine percent of the honorees are women, while 10% of all those on the list are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.