Ministers need to ask “very serious questions” about how the home addresses of celebrities, military figures and elderly people named in the New Year Honours list came to be inadvertently posted online, a former Conservative Party leader has said.
New Year Honours
Yashmin Harun’s vision to create “safe spaces” for Muslim women to take part in sport has been recognised with a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours list.
A woman who lost her baby son and husband within days of each other has said she would return her MBE “in a heartbeart” if it would bring them back.
Ben Stokes and other members of England’s Cricket World Cup-winning squad have been recognised in a New Year Honours list which also features a large contingent of female sports stars and administrators.
Household names from the worlds of showbiz, sport and politics have been recognised in the New Year Honours list – along with a fundraising schoolboy.
A Holocaust survivor who has been made an MBE for her work in education said she hopes the honour will raise awareness of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
Film-maker Sam Mendes said he was “amazed, delighted and extremely proud” to receive a knighthood.
Christopher Hampton, the writer behind the film Dangerous Liaisons, has crafted a vast and varied body of work across a five-decade career.
Former Premier League football player Francis Benali has been made an MBE after raising a “phenomenal” £1 million for cancer victims.
Solheim Cup-winning captain Catriona Matthew has been made an OBE in the New Year Honours list.
Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody has been made an OBE just days after his father died.
Scotland’s most successful female footballer has given away most of her countless trophies, but she will be keeping a tight hold of the MBE she was awarded in the New Year Honours list.
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Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody loves inspiring positive change, a close friend has said.
Actress Maureen Beattie has said she is “absolutely delighted” to be recognised in the New Year Honours list.
The chief constable of Police Scotland has paid tribute to four officers recognised in the New Year Honours list.
A charity chief made an OBE in the New Year Honours list has said she hopes it can inspire her daughter to “do something that matters” when she is older.
A former prisoner made an OBE for dedicating his life to tackling gang violence and reoffending has said that “everyone has got something to give back” to society.
Veteran broadcaster Annie Nightingale said she is “deeply honoured” to be recognised in the New Year Honours list.
Wine writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke has joked that being made an OBE means his friend and fellow TV star James May “might actually buy me a pint”.
Hamilton star Giles Terera said he is “surprised, happy and very thankful” to be recognised in the New Year Honours.
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson said she is pleased to be recognised in the New Year Honours because she feels children’s literature often takes a “back seat”.
Twiggy joked that it has been “purgatory” keeping the news of being made a Dame a secret.
Michael Palin paid tribute to his fellow Monty Python stars as he became the first member of the revered comedy group to receive a knighthood.
Chris Packham has said his CBE is a thank you from the animals that have been saved from suffering due to his conservation work.
Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has said he is “delighted” at being able to share news of his OBE with his 99-year-old mother, Molly Carter.
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson called for an end to the closure of libraries as she was awarded a CBE.
Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century and among the highest grossing directors of all-time.
A woman who has helped recover almost £1 million in refunds for people who have bought concert tickets from resale website Viagogo has been awarded an MBE.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has been awarded a CBE for services to music in the New Year Honours list.