Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM has congratulated two officers after their recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The officers are:
- Detective Constable Tracy O’Hara has received the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services to Policing.
- Neighbourhood Sergeant David Whalley has received the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services to Policing.
Andy Cooke QPM, said:
A PCSO from Greater Manchester who nearly lost his life in the line of duty is to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Gary Etchells is to get an MBE for services to policing after was he stabbed in the neck during an eviction in Stalybridge a decade ago.
- He spoke to Matt O'Donoghue ten years after Granada Reports first covered his story.
A former midwife who delivered hundreds of babies during the Blitz is among several people from the region recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Ethel Dobbins, 99, will receive the British Empire Medal for services to her community.
Sixteen year old Alice Pyne from Ulverston and her sister Milly have been awarded British Empire Medals.
The ceremony was held on the shores of Windermere and our correspondent Elaine Willcox was among the invited guests.
Two sisters from Ulverston who've raised hundred of thousands of pounds for charity while both fighting serious illness have been honoured by the Queen. Alice and Milly Pyne have been awarded the British Empire Medal. Alice famously published her own "Bucket List" of things to do before she dies.
Alice and Millie Pyne, sisters from Ulverston who've raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity while both fighting serious illnesses, have been honoured by the Queen. They are the first sisters to be jointly awarded the British Empire Medal.