Residents recognised by the Queen in 2018 Birthday Honours List

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Mr Don, who lives near Leominster, in Herefordshire, will receive the honour for services to horticulture, to broadcasting and to charity.

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

Anti Corruption, and Steve Elworthy, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director, were recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list on Saturday.

Television gardener Monty Don has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Ms Smyth, who has more than 40 years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries and now chairs the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, said everyone she had worked with in her career should share her pride in being awarded an AC.

Meanwhile, the Japanese-born, Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro - whose works include 'The Remains of the Day', the movie adaptation of which starred Thompson - has been awarded a knighthood by the Queen.

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Joseph Berry was also awarded a BEM for services to music and the community in Newry.

Veronica Donovan, a consultant midwife at Birmingham Women and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is made an OBE for services to midwifery, while palliative cancer care specialist Debra Smith receives a BEM for for services to nursing.

Some 210 people have been made an OBE this year, 392 an MBE, and 318 awarded a BEM (British Empire Model).

The Scottish writer, 52, who has been a teacher in state schools for almost 30 years, is made an MBE for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Her love and high regard for the theatre is wholly evident and she attributes her success to a strong stage career, "I don't think you can do anything really good without having done a lot of stage work".

Forty-nine percent of the honorees are women, while 10% of all those on the list are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

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