Kenilworth doctor made CBE in Queen's birthday honours list

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Malcolm Richardson, a magistrate in North Avon and then South Gloucestershire for more than 25 years, and former national chairman of the Magistrates" Association, has been recognised in the honours list for "services to the administration of justice'.

He also speaks regularly around the world about improving wellbeing at work. "I am forever grateful", said Marshall.

These honours, which are handed out twice a year, once at New Year and again to mark the Queen's birthday, recognize ordinary people and celebrities, who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.

"When I joined the bench in 1989 there were enough courthouses that we could truly talk about "local" justice: Thornbury, Yate, Gloucester, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Wells, Frome, Bridgewater to name just some of the local ones - all now gone".

Defoe added that he feels "blessed and humbled" to get the honour, described it as his biggest achievement to date.

Defoe said he felt "mixed emotions", with the award coming nearly a year after the death of six-year-old football mascot Bradley Lowery, with whom the player struck up a strong friendship as the little boy battled a rare childhood cancer.

She said: "I was very surprised to be nominated for an MBE and also very grateful".

Japan-born Nobel prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, knighted for his services to literature, said he was "deeply touched to receive this honour from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy".

In total, 1,057 people have received an award with 10% of the successful candidates come from a BAME background.

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