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30th December 2017

Four local people have been recognised in the Queens New Years Honours 2017

BY: Nathan Spackman

Four local people have been recognised in the Queens New Years Honours List.

The list is part of the British honours system, with New Year's Day marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and other official honours.

Sikh Council of Wales leader Gurmit Singh Randhawa has been awarded an MBE for Services to Community Cohesion in the Vale. Mr Randhawa is the chairman of the Gurdwara, a registered charity which was established in 1977 to promote the Sikh religion and has worked to improve relations between faiths and ethnic groups across the Vale of Glamorgan.

Mr Voss has a promising career playing rugby in his hometown of Bath, before suffering an injury, breaking his neck in a judo accident that prevented him from playing to a high standard. Mr Voss continued to progress after recovering from his accident within rugby and the military, where he served for 30 years.

Elsewehere Brian Timothy Excell from Ogmore by Sea has received a OBE. Mr Excell is President of Seashell Trust and Chair of Governors for Ysgol y Deri, Penarth. He receives his OBE for services to Special Needs Education in Wales and England.
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