Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours


Joshua is now the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation titles after defeating Joseph Parker in their March unification clash in Cardiff and was honoured for his services to boxing. His glittering achievements in football and dedicated service to communities, including through his unwavering support for the families of the Hillsborough victims and the millions of pounds raised by his family's cancer charity, mean that "King Kenny" now deservedly becomes a Knight.

Dame Emma, 59, receives her honour for services to drama.

She said: "I was very surprised to be nominated for an MBE and also very grateful".

He said he was "deeply touched to receive this honor from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy".

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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.

Joseph Berry was also awarded a BEM for services to music and the community in Newry.

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours.

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Stone, who has served on the award's general council in Canberra for four years, said the lack of female nominees in previous years demanded change.

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.

More than 1000 Australians have been recognised for their contributions across a diverse range of areas, as part of The Queen's Birthday 2018 Honours List, with a number of Gold Coasters among them.

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