McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen’s Birthday Honors

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

Gibraltar umpire Nathan Stagno, who represented Great Britain in the Rio Olympics, has also been awarded an MBE for services to hockey.

On the business side of things, Global founder and executive president Ashley Tabor picked up an OBE for services to media.

Pam said the MBE trumps most of her medal-winning exploits on the table, though she rates her triumph in the Over-60s event at the first ever European Veterans’ Championships in 1995 as arguably her biggest achievement.

A member of the Prison Service was also recognised in the birthday honours. “To be recognised for contributing to a sport, for someone to feel I’m worthy of being nominated, and then to be deemed worthy, it’s quite incredible”.

The late politician’s senior caseworker, Sandra Major, who witnessed the killing, receives an MBE for parliamentary services and service to the community in Batley and Spen. It comes 14 years after he was made a CBE in 2003. I’m a rugby man and rugby has been my lifelong passion.

Proud Mr Beresford, 50, who has returned to live in his native Sheffield, played down the honour by saying there were people that deserved the famous three-letter suffix far more than him. So many people have contributed to the continued growth of England Hockey, and I was fortunate to help steer the ship at a time when it needed guidance.

Davis led his country to relative, and unexpected, success at last summer’s Euro 2016 in France-defying the odds by reaching the last 16 of the tournament.

“When I began recording audiobooks it was looked down upon by other actors, so I am pleased not just for myself but for the industry that has come such a long way”. Now, however, I think it’s unbelievable.

“I’m surprised at what I have got, they treat me as a hero but I’m no hero”.

Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire and Miranda actress Patricia Hodge both receive OBEs for services to drama.