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NEW YEAR HONOURS: Somerest's finest recognised

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 30, 2013

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The following is a list of the people in Somerset who have been recognised in the New Year honours.

ROYAL VICTORIAN ORDER

DCVO

Lady Elizabeth Periam Acland Hood Gass. Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.

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ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

CBE

Mrs Claire Elizabeth Axten. Headteacher, Brookside Community Primary School, Somerset. For services to Education. (Street, Somerset)

Peter Kendal Hargreaves. Co-founder, Hargreaves Lansdown. For services to Business Innovation, Financial Services and to the City of Bristol. (Chew Magna, Somerset)

Christopher John Mairs. Chief Scientist, Metaswitch Networks. For services to Engineering. (Bath, Somerset)

OBE

Ian Egginton-Metters. Assistant chief executive, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. For services to the City Farms Movement. (Frome, Somerset)

Clive Richard Wray. Director of Public Sector Contracts, Business West Ltd. For services to Small Businesses and International Trade. (Shepton Mallet, Somerset)

Mrs Linda Mary Catherine Wyon. Founder and Honorary president, Bath Child Contact Centre. For services to Children and Families. (Bath, Somerset)

MBE

David Eveleigh Gibbings. Archivist, AugustaWestland. For services to Aviation Heritage and the Defence Industry. (Yeovil, Somerset)

Christopher John Gerard Hukins. For voluntary service to the Prison Service and to the community in Templecombe, Somerset. (Templecombe, Somerset)

Paul Ian McDermott. Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services to Operational Helicopter Capability. (Bath, Somerset)

Ms Janet Lynn Paterson. Director of Olympic Relations, British Olympic Association. For services to Sport. (Radstock, Somerset)

Dr Laura Tilling. For services to the communities in Castle Cary, Somerset and Mufulira, Zambia. (Castle Cary, Somerset)

Graham Turner. Chief executive, North Somerset Council. For services to Local Government. (Somerset)

Matthew David Whittington. Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services to Helicopter Operational Safety. (Somerset)

BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL - BEM

Mrs Anne Bennett. Chair, League of Friends, Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. For voluntary and charitable services in Somerset. (Martock, Somerset)

Mrs Margaret Kathleen Peverley. Chair, Mid-Somerset Riding Club. For voluntary services to Equestrianism. (Yeovil, Somerset)

Mrs Denise Janette Sage. For services to the Porlock Visitors' Centre and to the community in Porlock, Somerset. (Minehead, Somerset)

Mrs Carol Anne Searle. For services to the community in Evercreech, Somerset. (Shepton Mallet, Somerset)

Mrs Shirley June Steel. For services to the community in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. (Midsomer Norton, Somerset)

Miss Lucy Grace Warfield. For services to the community in Beercrocombe, Somerset. (Ilminster, Somerset)

QUEEN'S FIRE SERVICE MEDAL - QFSM

Lee Howell. Chief Fire Officer, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

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