Queen’s Birthday Honours for Northumberland residents

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Residents of Ashington, Bedlington and Cramlington are among those to have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Bedlington resident Gleniss McNeal, who is a volunteer for the National Trust, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to heritage in Northumberland.

There is also a BEM for Alan Nixon, from Ashington, for his voluntary service to Newbiggin Golf Club and Collingwood School and Media Arts College, in Morpeth.

And Cramlington’s Tom McCormack, child maintenance group director at the Department for Work and Pensions, has been made a CBE for services to child maintenance reform.

Elsewhere, there are MBEs for Lynemouth couple Michael and Irene Cullen, who are foster carers with Newcastle City Council, for their services to children and families.

Further north, Longframlington’s David Carr, who runs the village shop, and fellow village resident Carole Catchpole, founder of the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust, have been awarded BEMs too.