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Sculptor and broadcaster are among the national honours

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Angel Of The North sculptor Antony Gormley has been given a knighthood. He also created Another Place - which consists of 100 cast-iron figures on Crosby beach.

Mr Gormley, who won the Turner Prize in 1994 and accepted an OBE in 1997, said he was “happy” to accept the honour.

He said: “I think it’s a good thing for sculpture and a recognition of the aspect of sculpture that is about a collective vision.”

Actress Penelope Keith, known for her performances as well-to-do characters in sitcoms such as To The Manor Born and The Good Life, has been made a Dame.

Ninety-year-old broadcaster Nicholas Parsons has been given a CBE for charitable services, particularly to children’s charities.

Actress Lynda Bellingham said her OBE for voluntary service to charitable giving in the UK was “a fantastic way to move forward” following a “tough year” of cancer treatment.

Preston Guild singer Katherine Jenkins, has got an OBE for services to music and for charitable services.

Broadcaster and wit Sandi Toksvig, who presents BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, has been recognised with an OBE for services to broadcasting

Gavin and Stacey writer and star Ruth Jones has been given an MBE for services to entertainment.

 

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