Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

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Ms Westacott, who has previously publicly described being bullied in school and having a violent father, said her AO for service to the private and public sector shows Australia is a country of opportunity.

I am pleased to see the Queen's Birthday honours recognise the achievements of a diverse and inspiring number of our fellow Scots.

A Hospice spokesperson added "The Queen's Birthday Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people and the organisation wishes to extend honest congratulations to our CEO, Liz Cuddy on this outstanding accolade".

Ms Smyth, who has more than 40 years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries and now chairs the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, said everyone she had worked with in her career should share her pride in being awarded an AC.

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Other prominent awards include damehoods for Emma Thompson (for services to drama) and Mary Beard (for services to study of classical civilisations) and knighthoods for Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro (for services to literature), Simon Schama, and Kenny Dalglish.

Professor Rosemary Davis, from Moreton-in-Marsh, who is Professor Emeritus at University College London, is made CBE for services to education.

West Berkshire Councillor Virginia von Celsing (Con, Compton) was also appointed an MBE for public and political service.

Jennifer Nutt received the medal for services to the community in Pangbourne, Tidmarsh and Sulham.

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Some of the Gold Coast and Tweed residents who have added an "OAM" (Medal of the Order of Australia) to their name are volunteer art teacher Christine Moran, 2001 Chiropractor of the Year Dennis Richards, former RSL president John Brookes and long-time volunteer Edna Gorton.

A former policeman in South Wales, he went to work in Bosnia to help bring people to trial for war crimes committed during the conflicts there in the 1990s.

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

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