Queen's Birthday Honours: Outstanding Gold Coasters recognised

Kazuo Ishiguro

Smyth, recognised for her services to the community through her roles with charities and scientific organisations, said the rise in the number of women receiving the highest honours reflected a growing appreciation of the role they play in society.

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

A MAGISTRATE from Oldbury-on-Severn has said he is "delighted" to have been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

"Women have always achieved great things and I am pleased to see so many of them recognised this year", he said Monday.

Ms Dynamite is honoured with an MBE, under her real name Niomi McLean-Daley, for services to music, while Mobo Awards founder Kanya King receives a CBE for services to music and culture.

North Korean leader, Singapore’s PM discuss Korean Peninsula situation
It's the "changed era" that is important. "He was my counterpart in the South-North denuclearisation talks in 2011", he said. Rodman is one of the few westerners to have met the North Korean leader on visits to the capital city of Pyongyang.

Meanwhile, the Japanese-born, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro - whose works include 'The Remains of the Day', the movie adaptation of which starred Thompson - has been awarded a knighthood by the Queen.

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

These honours, which are handed out twice a year, once at New Year and again to mark the Queen's birthday, recognize ordinary people and celebrities, who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.

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.

There is an MBE for Lucy Prior, worldwide trade director at Rail Alliance, for services to rail exports after she raised awareness of strategic developments in the sector to the SME community.

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