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New Years Honours list revealed


The Annual Queens New Years Honours list has been unveiled, featuring seven Vale of Glamorgan based recipients.

Sharon Lovell, an equality rights campaigner from Barry has been made an MBE in recognition of her services to children and young people.

Pat Finch from Barry, who helps provide swimming therapy to disabled people in Barry has been Awards a British Empire Medal (BEM), for her services to people with disabilities due to her involvement with Barry Beavers Disabled Swimming Club.

South Wales Central AM, Rhoose Councillor and former Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has been an awarded a CBE.

South Wales Central AM, Rhoose Councillor and former Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies.

Graham Colin Budd from Rhoose has been recognised for his South Wales Police role and services to community policing in Cardiff, after once being stabbed in the line of duty has been awarded an MBE.

Penarth father of four Mark Frost has been awarded an British Empire Medal for his work in cricket, coaching and development.

Councillor Russel Goodway, who lives in Barry and is currently Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for investment and development has been awarded an OBE.

George Evans, of Rhoose Point, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to table tennis in Wales.

The Vale of Glamorgan New Years Honour recipients join household names from the worlds of showbiz, sport and politics have been recognised alongside those from the arts, sciences and charity in the New Year Honours list.

British-born Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John is made a dame for services to charity, cancer research and entertainment, while critically acclaimed director Sam Mendes gets a knighthood for his contribution to drama.

From politics, Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith, the architect of the controversial Universal Credit system, is knighted alongside colleague Bob Neill.

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