New Year Honours 2017: Olympic heroes and entertainers recognised – BBC News

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Image caption Andy Murray, Patricia Routledge, Anna Wintour and Mo Farah are all chosen for acknowledgment this year

Olympic stars Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill are acknowledged in a New Year Honours list which likewise consists of huge names from the home entertainment world.

Rio 2016 guys’s tennis champ Murray and double gold-winning professional athlete Farah get knighthoods, while heptathlete Ennis-Hill ends up being a dame.

A host of Paralympians likewise get honours, consisting of 11-times gold medallist dressage rider Lee Pearson who gets a knighthood.

Farah called it a “dream become a reality” for a kid who had actually gotten here in the UK from war-torn Somalia at the age of 8 not able to speak English.

From the world of music, The Kinks frontman Ray Davies and opera vocalist Bryn Terfel get knighthoods.

So too does star Mark Rylance, the Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies star acknowledged for services to the theatre. Patricia Routledge, best understood for playing Hyacinth Bucket in TELEVISION’s Keeping Up Appearances, is made a dame for services to theatre and charity.

Veteran comic Ken Dodd stated he felt “extremely tickled” to get a knighthood at the age of 89.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is made a dame for services to style and journalism. She stated she “was extremely touched to be honoured by a nation I appreciate so deeply”.

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Media caption Sir Ken Dodd: I’m extremely happy and will use it in bed

An overall of 1,197 individuals are on the list, with practically 3 quarters of them earning acknowledgment for operate in their regional neighborhood.

Among them is Alan Woodhouse, the Samaritans’ longest-serving volunteer, who has actually worked for almost 57 years at the charity’s Liverpool branch and is selected MBE.

This year sees the best percentage of black, Asian and minority ethnic receivers – 9.3% – in the history of the Order of the British Empire.

Women comprise simply over half of those being honoured.

Television speaker and advocate Lynn Faulds Wood has actually declined an MBE, stating the honours system is “unfair”. Hillsborough advocate Prof Phil Scraton declined his OBE as a demonstration .

Sporting couples

Rio 2016 was Britain’s most effective Olympics ever, and a lot of Team GB’s stars are identified with an honour.

Farah, 33, stated: “I’m so delighted to be granted this extraordinary honour from the nation that has actually been my house given that I moved here at the age of 8.”

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Image caption Laura and Jason Kenny, Katherine Grainger and Sascha Kindred are amongst the sports stars picked for honours

Rower Katherine Grainger – the very first female Olympian to win 5 medals at 5 Games – stated ending up being a dame would be “something to measure up to”, while Laura Kenny – the nation’s most effective female Olympian – and other half Jason are both selected CBE for services to biking.

A 2nd couple who won gold in Rio – hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh and her better half and colleague Helen – are designated OBE and MBE respectively.

Equestrian gold medallists Nick Skelton and Charlotte Dujardin, swimmer Sascha Kindred and para-equestrian Sophie Christiansen are made CBE, while fighter Nicola Adams, bicyclist Katie Archibald and bicyclist Jody Cundy are selected OBE.

The long list of professional athletes designated MBE consists of the whole gold medal-winning GB ladies’s hockey group, swimmer Adam Peaty, wheelchair tennis champ Gordon Reid, sailor Saskia Clark and para-athlete Kadeena Cox.

Double gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock is likewise selected MBE, and stated: “It is an excellent sensation now to see it on the name card – the 3 letters after my name – and it offers me a great deal of inspiration.”

Elsewhere on the planet of sport, Chris Coleman is selected OBE for services to football in acknowledgment of leading Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. There is an MBE too for Michael O’Neill, supervisor of Northern Ireland, who took them to the knock-out phase.

Sir Roger Bannister – the very first guy to break the four-minute mile in 1954 – is made a Companion of Honour for services to sport at the age of 87.

Stage and screen

Topping the list worldwide of phase and screen, director Sir Richard Eyre is made a Companion of Honour, while percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie gets the very same acknowledgment for services to music.

Ray Davies, 72, stated his preliminary response to his knighthood had actually been “a mix of surprise, humbleness, pleasure and a bit ashamed”, however included: “After considering it, I accept this for my household and fans in addition to everybody who has actually influenced me to compose.”

New dame Patricia Routledge stated she was “extremely stunned certainly however extremely happy that the honour relates to theatre”.

Among the thespians to be called OBE are Naomie Harris, Helen McCrory and Tim Piggott-Smith, while Oscar-winning outfit designer Jenny Beavan gets the exact same honour.

Elsewhere in the arts world, designer Anya Hindmarch, cartoonist Peter Brookes and author and illustrator Shirley Hughes are designated CBE. Too is experienced broadcaster Angela Rippon, in acknowledgment of her work in dementia care.

Victoria Beckham is selected OBE for services to the fashion business – 13 years after her footballer partner David got the exact same honour – while Soho House creator Nick Jones and restaurateur Mark Hix are both designated MBE for services to hospitality.

Also made an MBE is BBC cricket reporter and Test Match Special analyst Jonathan “Aggers” Agnew.

Cameron host

From Westminster, Baroness Shirley Williams is called a Companion of Honour for services to public and political life. The Lib Dem grandee retired from your house of Lords in February after a recognized parliamentary profession extending back more than 50 years.

There are likewise knighthoods for Conservative MP Julian Brazier, Labour MP David Crausby and previous minister and ex-Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb.

A variety of celebration donors are likewise identified in the honours list, consisting of Dominic Johnson, associate treasurer of the Conservative Party and now CBE, who offered the Cameron household someplace to remain when they left Downing Street in July.

Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird, an ex-Labour MP, ends up being a dame for services to females and equality.

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Image caption Diverse receivers: The Kinks frontman Ray Davies, political grandee Baroness Williams, cricket analyst Jonathan Agnew and TELEVISION speaker Maggie Philbin

Campaigners in numerous fields are likewise identified, consisting of the Right Reverend James Jones – previously the Bishop of Liverpool – who is knighted in acknowledgment of his function in assisting the Hillsborough households.

Justine Roberts, creator of parenting site Mumsnet, is designated CBE, while Marcia Shakespeare is selected MBE for her work versus weapon violence given that the death of her child Leticia in 2003. Of her award, she stated: “I do not do it for medals, my benefit is when I can see a kid has actually turned their life around.”

Television speaker Maggie Philbin, best understood for Tomorrow’s World in the 80s and 90s, has actually been designated OBE in acknowledgment of her operate in stimulating youths’ interest in innovation and engineering.

For motivating youths in a various method, traveler David Hempleman-Adams is made a Knight Commander of the Victorian Order – an individual present from the Queen – in acknowledgment of his services to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award plan.


The honours system

Commonly granted ranks:

  • Buddy of Honour – Limited to 65 individuals. Receivers use the initials CH after their name
  • Knight or Dame
  • CBE – Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  • OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire
  • MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire
  • BEM – British Empire Medal

Guide to the honours


The British Empire Medal was reestablished in 2012 to identify accomplishment or service in the neighborhood.

One of the earliest receivers is 94-year-old Janet Gillespie, who is granted a BEM for more than 60 years’ offering for Poppy Scotland.

In contrast, among the youngest individuals honoured is 17-year-old Jeremiah Emmanuel, who gets a BEM for services to youths and the neighborhood in London after he established social justice charity One Big Community (1BC).

About 10% of honours are for operate in education, consisting of knighthoods for military historian Prof Antony Beevor and Prof Barry Ife, principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In market, there is a damehood for Inga Beale, ceo at Lloyd’s of London, and a knighthood for Ian Powell, chairman of monetary services firm PWC.

At the other end of business scale, Josh Littlejohn gets an MBE for services to social business and entrepreneurship after he established sandwich chain Social Bite which assists the homeless.

Finally, the very first honour for services to glassblowing is granted to Thomas Young, from Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire. He has actually been making glass by hand for almost 60 years and began a company at the age of 77 intending to train apprentices to follow in his steps.

Prime Minister Theresa May has actually set brand-new top priorities for future honours lists, desiring them to concentrate on those who deal with kids and youths, who motivate social movement or battle discrimination, or who operate in business and organisation.

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