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Kate Bush, one of Britain's most unique and innovative singers, was made a CBE by the Queen today and dedicated the honour
Gay rights activist and actor-turned-politician Michael Cashman was awarded a CBE in Saturday's New Year's Honours. Cashman
Kate Winslet has said she talked with the Queen about the joys of being a mother as she collected her CBE. The Oscar-winning
Oscar-winning star Kate Winslet said she was surprised, but deeply proud, to be awarded a CBE. The Titanic actress, who has
The Prime Minister David Cameron has revived the Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Meritorious Service... or, to the common man, the British Empire Medal. Although it has always been awarded in other Commonwealth countries, former premier John Major decided to scrap it during his tenure at Downing Street on the basis that it was helping fuel a class-riddled society.
The honours system is at risk of being brought into "disrepute" by rewarding wealthy individuals who donate money to political
The full list of honours for figures from the worlds of music, film and television is as follows: KNIGHTHOODS: Peter Lytton
A former drug-dealing gang member and cousin of schoolboy Damilola Taylor's killers is being honoured with an OBE after turning
The full list of honours for figures from the worlds of literature, culture and the arts is as follows: KNIGHTHOODS Peter
Clive James (MBE), poet Geoffrey Hill (KBE) and children's author Penelope Lively (DBE) are among the cultural figures named
The New Year Honours List 2012 includes figures from the worlds of entertainment, sport, business, politics and culture as