George the Poet has said he turned down an MBE because of the “pure evil” of the British Empire.
Women and men from across the north-east have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
British-Sri Lankan rapper MIA, whose politically charged music has explored the nuances of life as a refugee, has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
An Aberdeen climber who has spent 40 years rescuing people has been honoured by the Queen.
Tributes have been paid to a popular football groundsman who has lost his battle with cancer, aged 87.
An Aberdeen lifeboat veteran who has been involved in more than 634 rescues will receive his MBE at Buckingham Palace this week.
Tributes have been paid to a north-east community stalwart who has lost his battle with cancer.
Men and women across the north-east have been recognised for their hard work and dedication in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Grime music legend Wiley has expressed his surprise that the royal family had even heard of the underground music genre he helped pioneer as he collected an MBE.
Emeli Sande has said she would try and create something “epic” if approached to come up with the theme song for the next James Bond film.
A dedicated Boys' Brigade officer has been awarded an MBE.
A North-east war hero who fought in Normandy, helped in the hunt for a music legend and rubbed shoulders with heads of state has been awarded one of France's highest honours.