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North Easterners recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

A sports teacher and a greengrocer are among the dozens of North Easterners to be recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours.

Adrian Grayson from Bedale in North Yorkshire has been awarded a British Empire Medal Credit: ITV

Adrian Grayson from Bedale in North Yorkshire has been awarded a British Empire Medal for his services to sport in the town. Adrian, whose sons are Huddersfield Town Manager Simon Grayson and Essex County Cricket Club Head Coach Paul, says he is thrilled to receive the accolade.

The former PE teacher, who still coaches cricket despite retiring several years ago, was the regional finalist in the ITV Feel Good Factor Awards in 2010.

There is also a British Empire Medal for for the vice-chairman of Darlington Retail Market Stalls Association Robin Blair, after decades of dedication at the town's covered market. He says he is humbled and delighted to receive the honour.

British Empire Medal for for the vice-chairman of Darlington Retail Market Stalls Association Robin Blair Credit: ITV

Among those to receive an OBE is John Mowbray, a Director of Northumbrian Water and Sunderland entrepreneur and One North East chairman Paul Callaghan has been awarded a CBE.