Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Queen's Birthday Honours: Ed Sheeran awarded MBE ahead of Glastonbury headline slot

Queen's Birthday Honours: Ed Sheeran awarded MBE ahead of Glastonbury headline slot

The Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2017 has been revealed and there are some huge names on the list.

Several bravery awards were also granted for civilians and public officials, including Pc Keith Palmer, who died while defending the Palace of Westminster during Khalid Masood's murderous terror attack in March.

Of the 1109 people receiving awards, 554 are women and 10 per cent are from ethnic minorities, she said.

Emeli receives her MBE for services to music, having kicked off her career featuring on Chipmunk's track Diamond Rings back in 2009. He will be honoured with the George Medal, which recognises that he saved lives.

"She is a very lovely lady who has lived in Andover for many years".

Comedian Billy Connolly was given a knighthood and actress Julie Walters was made a dame in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Under his stewardship, the organisation set on the road to its highest ever participation figures, was awarded the right to host major events including the 2018 Women's World Cup, and also won medals in all of the sport's major worldwide tournaments, including a first Olympic medal in 20 years.

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Gloria Hunniford is made OBE for services to cancer charities.

The principal of Belmont Nursery School in Londonderry, Jennifer Marshall, was also awarded an MBE for services to education.

Among those to receive an MBE are Pastor Jack McKee of New Life City Church in Belfast, who is being honoured for his services to the community in the Shankill and Falls area as well as a former Irish swimming global and retired special school teacher from Moira.

Ed Sheeran was honoured for services to music.

Canadian opera singer Gerald Hunter Finley has been awarded a CBE for services to opera, and Chris Elwell, director of young people's theatre company Half Moon, has become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire.

Fundraiser Doreen Golding, Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road, is given a BEM for services to charity and the Pearly Kings and Queens Society.

A HOST of people from across the Bradford district have been included in the latest Queen's Birthday Honours list, which celebrates its centenary this year.

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