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Your guide to who's been honoured by the Queen in the Anglia region

Mary Beard, Bernard Jenkin, Ken Fottlett, Jermain Defoe, Lisa Duffy and Kazuo Ishiguro have been honoured by the Queen. Credit: PA / ITV News Anglia

Dozens of people across the Anglia region have been honoured by the Queen in the Birthday Honours list.

Mary Beard, the Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge who made her subject famous in television documentaries, becomes a Dame.

Nobel Prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, who studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, has been given a Knighthood. He said he is "proud of Britain, its open, democratic traditions and literary culture."

The Japanese-born writer, whose most acclaimed works include The Remains Of The Day for which he won the Man Booker Prize, is recognised for his services to literature.

Two of the region's long-serving Conservative MPs in Essex are also honoured. The MP for Epping Forest, Eleanor Laing, becomes a Dame and the MP for Harwich and North Essex, Bernard Jenkin, is now a Knight

Iva Barr from Bedford ran her 20th London Marathon when she was 88 and now had a British Empire Medal. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Here is your county-by-county guide to the Birthday Honours for the East of England

  • BEDFORDSHIRE

CBE

Nicholas HOUGHTON - Deputy Director, International Tax Policy and Structure, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to International Tax Development and Promoting Overseas Investment in the UK

OBE

Professor Peter CHIODINI - Consultant Parasitologist, The Hospital for Tropical Diseases. For services to Parasitology and Malaria. (Biddenham, Bedfordshire)

Robert DAVIS - Governor, HM Prison Belmarsh. For services to HM Prison and Probation Service. (Oakley, Bedfordshire)

MBE

Peter COWAN - For services to the community in Luton, Bedfordshire.

Paul DODDS - Training Manager, WorldSkills UK. For services to the WorldSkills Competition. (Bedfordshire)

David HEATHER - Headteacher, Pulford Church of England VA Lower School, Bedfordshire. For services to Education. (Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire)

Mark STIRLING - Senior Investigation Officer, National Crime Agency. For services to Law Enforcement and the Investigation of Serious and Organised Crime.

BEM

Iva BARR - For services to Charitable Fundraising in Bedford.

Gladys DAWSON - For services to charity and the community in Clifton, Bedfordshire.

Jacqueline HAGGERWOOD - For voluntary and charitable services to the community in Clapham, Bedfordshire. (Clapham, Bedfordshire)

Gillian LAKE - For services to the Voluntary Sector in Bedfordshire. (Brickhill, Bedfordshire)

Joanne TODD - Watch Commander, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the Prince's Trust Team Programme, Hertfordshire. (Biggleswade, Bedfordshire)

Professor Mary Beard from the University of Cambridge has been made a Dame in the Birthday Honours list. Credit: PA
  • CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Companion of Honour

Dr Richard HENDERSON - Molecular Biologist and Biophysicist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology. For services to Electron Microscopy of Biological Molecules.

Dame Commander

Professor Mary BEARD, OBE - Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge. For services to the Study of Classical Civilisation.

Knighthoods

Professor Christopher DOBSON - Professor, Chemical and Structural Biology and Master, St John's College, University of Cambridge. For services to Science and Higher Education.

CBE

Ian PROSSER - Director of Railway Safety, Office of Rail and Road. For services to Railway Safety.

OBE

Dr Darrin DISLEY - Lately Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Discovery Group. For services to Business, Enterprise and Health.

MBE

Denise BURTON - For services to Girlguiding and the community in Peterborough. (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Meerwis DAOUD -Cultural Advisor to Senior British Representative, Kabul. For services to Defence.

Dr Alexander MUSTARD - Underwater Photographer. For services to Underwater Photography. (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Robert NICHOLAS - Head of Residence and Safety, HM Prison Whitemoor. For public service. (Hertfordshire)

Brian PEARCE - For services to the Environment and the community in Peterborough. (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Keela SHACKELL-SMITH - Advisor, Environment Agency. For services to Equality in the Workplace. (St Neots, Cambridgeshire)

Alpana SENGUPTA - Choreographer. For services to South Asian Dance. (Wisbech, Cambridgeshire)

BEM

Councillor Lisa DUFFY - For services to the community in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire)

Dorothy FOWLER - For services to Young People and the community in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire. (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Dr Nishma MANEK - General Practitioner Trainee and Founder, Next Generation GP. For services to General Practitioner Leadership Development. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire)

Tahir MASOOD - For services to Young People and the community in Peterborough. (Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Lily WHYMER - For services to the Church and the community in Stetchworth, Cambridgeshire.

The Conservative MP for Epping Forest Eleanor Laing has become a Dame. Credit: PA
  • ESSEX

Dame Commander

Eleanor LAING, MP - Member of Parliament for Epping Forest. For political and public service.

Knighthood

Bernard JENKIN, MP - Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex. For political and public service.

Companion of the Order of the Bath

Hayley ROGERS - Parliamentary Counsel, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. For services to the Preparation of Legislation. (Chelmsford, Essex)

OBE

Vanessa, Mrs VALLELY - Managing Director, www.wearethecity.com. For services to Women and the Economy. (Rayleigh, Essex)

MBE

Gary HANSMAN - Estimates Advisor, HM Treasury. For public and voluntary service.

Halford HEWITT - Chief Executive Officer, Ipswich Housing Action Group. For services to Homeless People in Ipswich. (Manningtree, Essex)

Betty HOLBROOK - For services to Heritage and the community in Harwich, Essex.

David KENDRICK - Head of Airline Licensing, Civil Aviation Authority. For services to Aviation. (Brentwood, Essex)

John POWELL - National Lead, End of Life Care, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. For services to Vulnerable People.

George TAYLOR - Region and Wing Treasurer, London and South East, RAF Air Cadets. For voluntary service to Young People. (Birchanger, Essex)

BEM

Pavandeep AHLUWALIA (MRS DHANJAL) - Henna Artist. For services to the Beauty Industry.

Edward GRADOSIELSKI - For services to Beekeeping and voluntary service. (Nazeing, Essex)

Maureen HINDLE - Volunteer, Patient Experience Team, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. For services to Patients and to the community in Essex. (Chelmsford, Essex)

Maureen LEE - For services to Young People and the community in Chelmsford, Essex.

John LOWE - Trustee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Museum of Power. For services to STEM Education. (Chelmsford, Essex)

Elizabeth MARSHALL - For services to the community in Great and Little Chesterford, Essex.

Gordon SIMMONDS - For services to the Church Community in Rochford, Essex.

Footballer Jemain Defoe, who lived in Hertfordshire, has been given an OBE for services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation. Credit: PA
  • HERTFORDSHIRE

Knighthood

Professor Leslie EBDON, CBE - Lately Director, Fair Access to Higher Education. For services to Higher Education and Social Mobility. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

CBE

Ken FOLLETT - Author. For services to Literature and charity. (Knebworth, Hertfordshire)

Professor Stuart REID - Principal, Royal Veterinary College. For services to the Veterinary Profession and Higher Education. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)

OBE

Jermain DEFOE - Footballer. For services to the Jermain Defoe Foundation. (Hertfordshire)

Thomas GARDINER - Assistant Director, Competent Authority, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Revenue Protection and to Youth Sport. (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)

Suzanne GREAVES - Assistant Director, Trade Bill Manager, Department for International Trade. For services to Government Legislation. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)

Andrew GREGORY - Deputy Director, Head of Transport Security Operations Centre. For services to Transport Resilience.

Roger KLINE - Lately Head of Strategy and Delivery, NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England. For services to Equality in the NHS.

Claire ROBINS - Headteacher, Scholars' Education Trust, and Member of the North West London South Central Headteacher’s Board. For services to Education. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

MBE

Carol CHORLEY - For voluntary service to the community in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. (Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire)

Patricia EARP - Director, Independent Living and Crisis Response, South East England, British Red Cross. For services to Crisis Support.

Steven ELWORTHY - Lately Director of Events, English Cricket Board. For services to Cricket. (Radlett, Hertfordshire)

Professor Sally KENDALL - Professor, Community Nursing and Public Health, University of Kent. For services to Nursing and Research. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Patricia LANDER - Lately Deputy Headteacher, Colnbrook Special Needs School, Watford. For services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Robert NICHOLAS - Head of Residence and Safety, HM Prison Whitemoor. For public service.

Lindsay NICHOLSON - Lately Editor, Good Housekeeping. For services to Journalism and Equal Opportunities. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)

Ian PAYNE - For services to the Hospitality and Pub Industry. (Buntingford, Hertfordshire)

Orphy ROBINSON - Musician and Composer. For services to Music.

Paul STANLEY - Export Vice President for Europe, MBDA UK Ltd. For services to Defence Exports. (Letchworth, Hertfordshire)

Melvyn TEARE - For services to the community and local charities in St Albans.

BEM

Janette BURT - Volunteer, Dementia UK. For services to People with Dementia and their Families. (Hertfordshire)

Christabel COFIE - Programme Support Officer. For charitable service in the UK and Ghana. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)

Meirion MORRIS - Chairman, Hoddesdon Youth Centre. For services to Young People. (Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire)

Anne ROSS - For services to Families of Young People with Special Needs. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

Peter TEMPLEMAN - Curriculum Technician in Carpentry and Joinery, Oaklands College, Hertfordshire. For services to Technical Education. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)

The best-selling author Ken Follett from Hertfordshire has been appointed CBE for services to literature and charity. Credit: PA
  • NORFOLK

Knighthood

Kazuo ISHIGURO, OBE - Author. For services to Literature.

OBE

Professor John LAST - Vice-Chancellor, Norwich University of the Arts. For services to Higher Education. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Professor Charles WOLFE - Professor of Public Health, King’s College London. For services to Stroke and Public Health Medicine. (New Buckenham, Norfolk)

MBE

Hilary COX - Lately Councillor, Norfolk County Council. For services to Local Government and the community in Norfolk. (Cromer, Norfolk)

Sally MILLS - Matron/Manager, Halsey House Royal British Legion Care Home. For services to ex-Service Personnel. (Cromer, Norfolk)

Marcella OLIVE-BALLESTRA - Founder and lately Chair, Board of Asperger, East Anglia. For services to Children, Young People and Adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk)

BEM

Herbert SLAUGHTER - For services to the Royal Artillery Association and the community in Norwich, Norfolk.

Nobel-prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, who studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, is now a Knight. Credit: PA
  • NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, RUTLAND & MILTON KEYNES

MBE

Sally FENNEMORE - President, Milton Keynes Women in Enterprise. For services to Female Entrepreneurship. (Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire)

Lady Victoria LEATHAM, DL - For services to the community in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. (Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire)

Philip SAUNDERSON, JP - For services to Heritage, charity and the community in Northamptonshire.

Mandy YOUNG - For services to Young People in Corby, Northamptonshire. (Corby, Northamptonshire)

BEM

Patricia AINGER - For services in the community in Daventry, Northamptonshire. (Northamptonshire)

Allan POPE - For services to Young People and the community in Brixworth, Northamptonshire. (Northamptonshire)

Sheila SAUNDERS - For services to the community in Ketton and Barrowden, Rutland. (Rutland)

  • SUFFOLK

Knighthood

David ANDERSON, QC - Lately Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. For services to National Security and Civil Liberties. (Ipswich, Suffolk)

CBE

Elizabeth CALDER - Co-founder, Bloomsbury Publishing. For services to Literature. (Suffolk)

OBE

Richard BRIDGMAN - Founder and Owner, Warren Services Ltd. For services to apprenticeships for young people. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)

MBE

Gary AVIS - For services to Dance, and to charity in Suffolk. (Suffolk)

Derek BLAKE - Lately Vice-Chair of Governors, Stour Valley Community School, Clare. For services to Education and to the community in Suffolk. (Sudbury, Suffolk)

Henry WILSON - Project Director, REACH Community Projects. For services to the community in Haverhill, Suffolk.

BEM

Margaret BAXTER - For services to People with Sight Impairment and the community in Stowmarket, Suffolk. (Needham Market, Suffolk)

Leveson CAMPBELL - For services to the Church of England and Communities in East Suffolk (Aldeburgh, Suffolk)

Jessica COOK - Founding Director, Can You Hear Us? For voluntary services to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Patients. (Halesworth, Suffolk)

Linda HOWE - For services to the community in Honington and Sapiston, Suffolk. (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk)

Diane PANNELL - For services to Amateur Music Making in the community in Suffolk. (Haverhill, Suffolk)

Sarah RUSH - For services to the community in Barnham Village, North Suffolk.