New Years Honours

This Woman Explains Why She Turned Down MBE Over LGBT Persecution

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

The founder of UK Black Pride has turned down an MBE from the 2016 New Year’s Honours List in protest of the persecution of LGBTQI people in the Com...

'Sir Lynton' is Symbolic of a Rotten Honours System

Sam Harrison | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

Lynton Crosby's knighthood in the New Year's honours list has joined a long history of abuse of the honours system to reward cronies. By now the paper...

Barbara Responds To 'Unlikely' Dame Claims, And She's Not Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Barbara Windsor has accused the press of trying to “rain on her parade” following the news that she is to be made a dame. READ MORE: Barbara M...

Everyday Heroism Celebrated Like Never Before In New Year's Honours

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Three-quarters of those receiving accolades in the New Year's honour list are recognised for outstanding work in their communities, as celebrities rec...

Labour Chief Whip Rosie Winterton Given Damehood. Your Move, Mr Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Politics

A senior Labour MP poised for demotion in Jeremy Corbyn’s “revenge reshuffle” has been handed a damehood in the New Year’s honours list. R...

This 13-Year-Old Has Raised Been Recognised For Raising More Than £200,000 For Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The youngest recipient on the New Year's Honours List is a 13-year-old who has raised £235,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund at Cancer Research UK. Jon...

5 Intriguing Stories Behind The New Year's Honours List You Won't Have Heard

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Chris York | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Barbara Windsor, Idris Elba, Chris Froome - there are plenty of big names on this year’s New Year’s Honours List. But it’s not just well-know...

Idris Elba Recognised In Queen's New Year's Honours List

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Idris Elba is set to receive an OBE, after being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. READ MORE: Idris Reveals The 'Luther' Sc...

Arise Dame Babs! 'EastEnders' Legend Leads New Year's Honours

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Barbara Windsor is to be made a Dame, as she leads a host of famous names on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. The former ‘EastEnders’ ...

20 Celebrities Who Spurned The Queen And Turned Down Their Honours

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

Hundreds of people have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list, released on Wednesday night, but not everyone is so eager to welcome the gestu...

Barbara Windsor To Be Made A Dame?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 28.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Barbara Windsor is to be made a Dame by the Queen, in her annual New Year’s Honours List, it has been claimed. The actress - best known for her 1...

Look Who's Being Made A Dame...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Esther Rantzen will be made a Dame in the New Year Honours List, according to reports. The television presenter and broadcaster is being rewarded ...

David Cameron's Barber Becomes Member Of The British Empire

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Amid recent accusations of cronyism in the New Year’s honours list, it emerged on Monday that David Cameron’s hairdresser, the man who ‘styles...

Which Of Dave's Pals Have Just Got Gongs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Apprentice star Karren Brady and Ian Cheshire, boss of the DIY giant, both advisers to David Cameron, lead the businesspeople who have received honour...

Man Who Presided Over Collapse Of Northern Rock Given A Knighthood

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK

In a move bound to stoke controversy, the man blamed by politicians for the being "asleep at the wheel" in the build up to the collapse of Northern Ro...

'God Particle' Professor Higgs Receives Honour

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Tech

Professor Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the "God particle", which scientists may have discovered this year, has been made a Companion of Honour. ...

Ronnie Remembers Loved Ones As He Collects CBE

PA | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Ronnie Corbett spoke of his delight at receiving the CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today. The veteran comic admired his medal - ...

Ronnie's Shock Collapse

WENN | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

Funnyman Ronnie Corbett kicked off 2012 in a hospital bed after collapsing on New Year's Day as he celebrated his inclusion on the Queen's Honours lis...

Liveblog of the New Year's Honours List 2012

thesophie | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Comedy
thesophie

As rumoured, Ronnie Corbett gets a CBE for more than five decades work in entertainment. That's a one-up on his late comedy partner. Presumably, Ronnie Barker only got an OBE because he didn't hit the big five-oh. Everyone knows the Queen loves a golden anniversary. At least we'll avoid the 'It's Good Knight From Him' headlines.