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New Year Honours announced

Kat Copeland is to receive an MBE for services to rowing Credit: Tom White/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Patricia Jayne Mudd, Nurse consultant, Cardiac Rhythm Management,South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. For services to Healthcare.

George William Ottowell, For services to the community in EasingtonColliery Durham. Peterlee, Durham

Dr Richard Stewart Pattman, Consultant in Genito-urinary Medicine,Newcastle Primary Care Trust. For services to Genito-urinary Medicinein the North East. Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Ms Gillian Barbara Mary Anderson Quinn, Founder, Gillian Quinn Schoolof Theatre Dance. For services to Dance. North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Josef Craig, Swimmer. For services to Paralympic Sport. Tyne and Wear

Katherine Copeland, Rower, Lightweight Women's Double Scull. For services to Rowing. Durham

Rosalind Rowley, For services to the community inScarborough, North Yorkshire. Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Ms Enid Millicent Scaife, For services to the community in SadbergeDurham. Darlington, Durham

Carol Carr, Formerly Senior Tutor, College of St Hild and StBede, Durham University. For services to Higher Education and StudentSupport

Christine Hall, Head Coach, Tynedale Amateur Swimming Club. Forservices to Swimming. Hexham, Northumberland

James William Mole, For services to the community in FordNorthumberland. Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

Robert Oliver, Porter, Dove Marine Laboratory, University ofNewcastle and Coxswain, Cullercoats Lifeboat. For services to HigherEducation and to the community of Cullercoats. North Shields

John Alston Scott, For services to the communities in Strensall andYork North Yorkshire. York, North Yorkshire

Michelle Thompson, For services to charity and to the communityin Darlington, Durham. Darlington, Durham

Rosalynde Walker, Co-Founder, North East Promenaders AgainstCancer. For charitable services to People with Cancer.Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Robert Watson, For services to the community in Chester- Le-StreetDurham. Chester le Street, Durham

Jack Stephenson, For services to the community and to charity inScarborough North Yorkshire. Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Jennifer Swanson, Officer, Support Team manager, Large BusinessService, Newcastle, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to the TaxSystem and voluntary service to Children. Blyth, Northumberland

Professor Sarah Madeleine Thompson, Head, Department of Physics,University of York. For services to Higher Education. York, NorthYorkshire

David Warin, For services to Drive Alive and to the community inPickering North Yorkshire. Pickering, North Yorkshire

Mrs Patricia Whaley, Formerly Regional director for North East,National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. For services toAdult Learning. Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Marilyn Wright, lately head of HR and Facilities, One North East. Forservices to Business in the North East. Ashington

Erica Whyman, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Northern Stage, awarded OBE Credit: RSC


Roger Kelly, Formerly chief executive, Gateshead Council. For services to Local Government and the community in Gateshead and the North East. Bishop Auckland, Durham

Dr Richard Reid, Master Stone and Wood Carver. For services to Heritage and Restoration. York, North Yorkshire

John Francis Sanderson, For services to the Horseracing Industry. York, North Yorkshire

Jennifer Saunders, Chief executive, National Energy Action. For services to the Fuel Poor and voluntary service through the Chesshire Lehmann Fund. Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

Erica Whyman, Chief executive, Northern Stage. For services to Theatre in the UK. Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Janet Bridges, Principal, Castle View Enterprise Academy, Sunderland. For services to Education. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Gillian Donnelly, North East, head, Forensic Management, West Yorkshire Police. For services to Forensic Investigation of Serious Crime. Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Anne Ganley, Managing director, Thompson's Builders' and Plumbers' Merchants. For services to the Builders' Merchants Industry and to charity. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Anne McKillop, Assistant director, Financial Compliance, UK Border Agency, Home Office. For services to the Asylum Population. Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Norma Stephenson, President, UNISON and Member, National Executive Committee, Labour Party. For public and political service. Durham


Dr Terence George Bramall, Philanthropist. For charitable services. Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor, The University of York. For services to Higher Education. York, North Yorkshire

John James Fenwick, Deputy chairman, Fenwick Limited. For services to the Retail Business. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Professor Gary Ashley Ford, Director, UK Stroke Research Network and Clinical director, Newcastle University. For services to research in Stroke Medicine. Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Professor Susan Mendus, Morrell Professor Emerita of Political Philosophy, University of York. For services to Political Science. York, North Yorkshire

Leslie Howard Walton, Formerly Chair, the Young People's Learning Agency. For services to Education. Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Newcastle born physicist, Professor Peter Higgs, has been made a Companion of Honour for his discovery of the Higgs Boson or "God particle" Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Professor Peter Higgs, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh. For services to Physics. Edinburgh, born in Newcastle.

Martin Narey, Ministerial Adviser on Adoption. For services to Vulnerable People.Whitby, North Yorkshire


Jeremy Beeton, Director-General, Government Olympic Executive. For services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Staindrop, Durham

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