Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

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AN inspirational Stourbridge nurse has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

THERE is no doubt that some of the well-known names in the Queen's Birthday Honours thoroughly deserve their gongs - indeed Kenny Dalglish's recognition is long overdue.

AWARDED Margaret Casely-Hayford
AWARDED Margaret Casely-Hayford

Dame Emma, 59, who is described in the official citation of the honours committee as one of the UK's most versatile and celebrated actresses, receives her honour for services to drama.

Joking that he thought the letter informing him of the knighthood had been from the taxman, he added of the achievement: "We only set out to do the best we possibly could, even through all the other stuff - the charity or Hillsborough, it was to help people because somebody helped us". I offer my honest congratulations to these recipients on their worthy honours.

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"I have had the privilege to work with some exceptional women over my 56-year career and I think we have managed to not only promote the interests of a key United Kingdom industry, but also provide the nurturing and support for young women in business that was simply not there when I started in 1962", said Neville.

In the 100th anniversary year of women's suffrage, there are a range of awards for women at the forefront of their professions or who have championed women's rights, including Yvonne Coghill, director of workforce race equality, who has been made a CBE for their commitment to equality and diversity in the NHS.

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John Short, chief executive at the trust, said: "I was so delighted to hear that Katharine has been awarded this well-deserved honour".

In total, 1,057 people have received an award with 10% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background.

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