Ed Sheeran to receive an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II

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Judy Murray and Heather Stanning are among the leading sporting figures to feature in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Police Constable Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death by attacker Khalid Masood in March on the forecourt of the Palace of Westminster, .

Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, from Twyford, has been awarded the honour due to her dedication to helping families of drug abuse, and forming a charity to support them.

The celebrity broadcaster Gloria Hunniford receives an OBE for her services to cancer charities.

It's a bit surprising Julie Walters didn't already have a Damehood given her acting CV, but at the age of 67 she's received the honour in recognition of her contribution to drama.

"She is a very lovely lady who has lived in Andover for many years".

Double Olympic rowing champion Heather Stanning, who announced her retirement from the sport after successfully defending her title in Rio last summer, is also upgraded to an OBE.

Roderick Williams, from Kineton, has been made OBE for services to music.

Other names set to be honoured include the likes of David Walliams who has been awarded with an OBE, along with actresses Sarah Lancashire, and Patricia Hodge.

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Under his tenure with the committee, which stretches back to 1963, the Carnival received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2007.

Ed Sheeran was honoured for services to music.

The Pewsey man was also honoured for his time as a Magistrate and he later became Chairman of the Bench.

Composer George Benjamin, who has written operas including Into The Little Hill and Written on Skin, has been awarded a knighthood.

Among the Indian-origin Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), include Aisha Kulwant Gill, Professor of Criminology, University of Roehampton, for services to tackling forced marriage, honour crimes and violence against women.

Fundraiser Doreen Golding, Pearly Queen of the Old Kent Road, is given a BEM for services to charity and the Pearly Kings and Queens Society.

Interestingly, this list was on of the most diverse thus far with half of this year's honourees being 10%, and 10% from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

British honors are awarded at New Year's and on the queen's official birthday in June.

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