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30 December 2022

New Years Honours list in full as King Charles confirms first set of gongs

Hundreds of people have been recognised for their contribution to society in the New Year Honours list.

England’s history-making Lionesses football team, Queen guitarist Brian May and actor Stephen Graham are among some of the more familiar faces to be awarded with a gong.

Comedian Frank Skinner, Olympian Denise Lewis and artist Simon Grayson are also on a list which covers arts, sport, politics and science.

There are damehoods for two diplomats at the heart of the UK response to the Ukraine invasion, Melinda Simmons, ambassador in Kyiv, and Deborah Bronnert, ambassador in Moscow.

Sir Tom Scholar, the former Treasury chief who was summarily sacked by Liz Truss on her first day in office, has also been recognised for his contribution to public life.

This is the first set of New Years Honours to be confirmed by King Charles since ascending to the throne.

It includes a total of 1,107 recipients, 50% of whom are women.

The youngest to be honoured is Dara McAnulty, 18, from Annalong, County Down, who receives a BEM for his environmental work and work with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

And the oldest is 100-year-old Peter Davies, from Bollington, in Cheshire, who is also be awarded a BEM for his work as a reading volunteer at Dean Valley Community Primary School.


Fukhera Khalid. Managing Director, Elbrook Cash and Carry. For services to Business, to Charity and to the community in North London. (Great Warley, Essex)

See source for full list

Source: Metro