Over 1000 honoured in 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list

Posted June 19, 2017

Former head of Oldham's Lifelong Learning Lynda Fairhurst was given an OBE for her services to Further Education in the official birthday honour's list.

Ms Hunniford has been awarded an OBE for her services to cancer charities through breast screening services and cancer support. "I'll keep working hard to grow tennis and to promote women's sport across the United Kingdom".

Murray has worked to grow tennis across Britain and has been recognised for services to tennis, women in sport and charity.

"It is an honour that could not be more deserved and I know it will mean a great deal to all those who knew and loved him".

Mr Perry, who served as High Sheriff of County Antrim in 2016, has been awarded the MBE for services to the community in Ballymena.

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Davis, who has won 95 caps for his country, wore the captain's armband at Northern Ireland's first major tournament in 30 years and helped his country qualify for the knockout rounds - only to lose to eventual semi-finalists Wales.

Andy Murray's mum, Judy Murray will also take away an OBE.

The British honors are awarded at New Year's and on the Queen's official birthday in June.

Davis made his worldwide debut in 2005 and famously provided the pass for David Healy to score the victor in a never-to-be-forgotten World Cup qualifier victory over England in Belfast the following year.

He said: "It is just a huge honour for both myself and my family". I even got my friend to read it out as well.

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Ed Sheeran is made MBE for services to music and charity - 26 year old singer and songwriter is a very well known charitable celeb and hosts a selection of fundraising concerts yearly.

They are Irish rugby captain Rory Best, World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea, and Steven Davis, captain of the Northern Ireland football team.

Under his tenure with the committee, which stretches back to 1963, the Carnival received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2007.

PC Keith Palmer, who was killed defending Parliament in the Westminster terror attack, was also recognised alongside Bernard Kenny, who tried to protect MP Jo Cox from being stabbed and killed previous year.

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