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Month: December 2021

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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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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 […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 10

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Queen makes Camilla member of prestigious order of chivalry

The Queen has made the Duchess of Cornwall a Royal Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. Camilla’s elevation to the nation’s most prestigious order of chivalry is in recognition of her contribution to the monarchy. The duchess married the Prince of Wales in 2005 and since that year has officially supported the Queen through her own public works and engagements. Camilla is patron or supporter of a […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 5

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Queen makes Tony Blair a knight and member of the Order of the Garter

Former prime minister Tony Blair is to be knighted with the highest possible ranking, Buckingham Palace has said, in an announcement that coincides with the New Year Honours List. Sir Tony, who held the keys to Number 10 between 1997 and 2007, is appointed a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry. The appointment, which is made by […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 5

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Baroness Amos becomes first black person appointed by Queen to prestigious order

The Queen has appointed the first black person to the Order of the Garter, Buckingham Palace has announced. Baroness Valerie Amos, 67, a Labour member of the House of Lords, was also the first black person to become a cabinet member. According to the Palace she will now be the first black person appointed Lady Companion of the Order, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry. The appointment, […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 16

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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 […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 5

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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 […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 6

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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 […]

todayDecember 31, 2021 5

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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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