McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

Sarah Lancashire, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

While Prime Minister Theresa May refused to glance through the list owing to the upcoming general elections, the list was forwarded to the Queen to her office.

Other honourees include David Walliams, J. K. Rowling, Delia Smith and Judy Murray, and Sir Paul McCartney, who's been honoured with a knighthood. PC Keith Palmer, the police officer murdered in the Westminster terror attack earlier this year, has been given a posthumous bravery award, recognising the lives that he saved that day.

ED Sheeran, Julie Walters and JK Rowling are amongst those honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list 2017. Ed receives his for services to music and charity.

Bafta award victor Dame Julie, 67, and Gone With The Wind starlet Dame Olivia are both honoured for their services to drama.

Dick Greenwood, the former England rugby union captain and coach, receives an OBE for services to national and worldwide rugby.

"Obviously it is recognition for all the hard work and commitment and dedication but it is never something as a coach you expect to receive", Hann said.

After discovering that both of her twin sons were addicted to heroin, she and her husband worked tirelessly to fund rehabilitation programmes in desperate attempts to help them, but sadly it did not work.

TWO men who have gone above and beyond for their local communities in Wiltshire have received the British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

British Swimming head coach Bill Furniss, who guided double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington to four medals before taking the national job, receives an MBE. It comes 14 years after he was made a CBE in 2003.

Gracehill man James Perry has also been honoured with an MBE.

Half of this year's honorees are women, while 10% are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Most of the awards go to those who carry out community and charity work, many with young people.

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