Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Malcolm Richardson, a magistrate in North Avon and then South Gloucestershire for more than 25 years, and former national chairman of the Magistrates" Association, has been recognised in the honours list for "services to the administration of justice'. From sporting icons to key players in business and academia, these individuals have been influential in shaping our nation. And I'm pleased to see awards to celebrate the success of individuals in the Winter Olympics and Paralympics including an OBE for Mike Hay, Chef de Mission, Team GB. What they have accomplished is an inspiration.

Defoe added that he feels "blessed and humbled" to get the honour, described it as his biggest achievement to date.

Shaw said: "I am delighted to accept such a great honour".

Christine Ferguson was made a Member in the General Division for services to the community of Gundagai, local government, parliament and politics.

Holocaust survivor Ber Helfgott, also known as Ben, is knighted for services to Holocaust remembrance and education, one of almost three-quarters of those on the honours list deemed to have undertaken outstanding work in or for their local community.

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William Calvert has been recognised for services to business, charity and the community in Thirsk.

Howard Tucker is awarded a CBE for services to worldwide justice for his past work as a member of the UN global Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

For the first time, women have outnumbered men on the list of Australians receiving one of the top Queen's Birthday honours.

In total 1,057 people have received an award in 2018.

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