Sat, 30 Dec 2017
A handful of MBEs have been appointed to people for their work in West Berkshire.
Named in the 2018 New Year's Honours list is the director of care at Prior's Court School in Hermitage, Sarah Butcher.
She has been appointed an MBE for services to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Members of the Order of the British Empire).
The headteacher of Hungerford Nursery School, Suzanne Taylor, from Hermitage, was also appointed a MBE for services to education (Members of the Order of the British Empire).
Trustee, commons and land secretary and steward for the Town and Manor of Hungerford, Robert James, has been recognised as a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire for services to the community in Hungerford.
The Queen's racehorse trainer Nicky Henderson has been made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
The Lambourn-based trainer received the honour as a personal gift of the queen for serving the monarchy.
I am extremely proud, honoured, surprised and privileged to have been recognised in The Queens New Year’s Honours list. It’s a complete honour to train for Her Majesty and a very special bonus. Thank you to everyone for your extremely kind messages, it means so much. #LVO— Nicky Henderson (@sevenbarrows) December 30, 2017
The former chief fire officer and chief executive of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Andy Fry, has been appointed an OBE (Officers of the Order of the British Empire).
For more, see next week's Newbury Weekly News.