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Corden to be honoured with OBE

James Corden will be honoured with an OBE at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Matt Crossick / Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Actor James Corden will receive an OBE for services to drama today.

The comedian, who is currently hosting the american talk show The Late Late Show, will be honoured at Buckingham Palace.

He has previously starred in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey and the play One Man, Two Guvnors.

Man who survived Lawrence attack honoured with OBE

Duwayne Brooks has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Credit: Toby Melville / PA Archive/Press Association Images

The man who survived the race-hate attack in which Stephen Lawrence was murdered has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Duwayne Brooks, who was at a bus stop in Eltham, south east London, when the pair were set upon by a gang in April 1993, has been awarded an OBE for public and political service.

Since that day Mr Brooks has launched a career in local politics with much of his work focusing on safer communities.

He has been a Liberal Democrat councillor in the inner city region of Lewisham in south east London and hopes to be the Party's candidate for London mayor.


Workers who clean London's Royal Parks to be balloted for strikes

Workers who maintain and clean London's Royal Parks and the gardens at 10 and 11 Downing Street are to be balloted for strikes in a row over pay.

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Members of the GMB union employed by contractors OCS in Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James's Park, Green Park and Downing Street, will vote over the next week on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.

The union is in dispute over issues including plans to switch from weekly to monthly pay.

The GMB warned that any action could hit events such as the State Opening of Parliament and Trooping the Colour.

Royal fans get a sweet treat from Kensington Palace

Royal fans who have spent more than a week camping outside the Lindo Wing where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth received a special delivery direct from Kensington Palace.

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Luxury pastries were dropped off to the group of five at their tents as a thank you for their support, as anticipation of the birth of Kate and William's second child mounts.

Two men arrived with a box of these wonderful pastries and said they were from the palace as a gift from the Duke and Duchess to say thank you for our support. It was really special - and we noticed straight away that they were wrapped in pink ribbons. We think it's a sign they are having a girl.

– Kathy Martin, 50, from Beckenham
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