Queen's Birthday Honours

A playgroup leader, a prison officer and the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company are among those from the Midlands recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Grandfather receives Queen's Birthday Honours for beekeeping

Geoffrey Hopkinson from Walton-on-the-Hill near Stafford has become the first person to receive a Queen's Birthday Honour for Beekeeping.

The 84-year-old said he first developed a love of beekeeping in 1948 when he helped his cousin move some bees while on leave from the Army.

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