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Monday, 31 December, 2001, 00:00 GMT
Honours shared across England
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England cricket captain Nasser Hussain is among the sport, stage, screen and business personalities included in the New Year Honours List.

A range of "ordinary" people - including a car park attendent in Leeds and a London cinema projectionist - have also been named in the list.

The OBE awarded to Nasser Hussain, 33, is in recognitition of his record as England captain.

Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain's leadership is recognised
He led the side's revival with a win against Zimbabwe in 2000 then steered his men to their first series victory over the West Indies at home since 1969.

Also in sport, Liverpool midfielder Gary McAllister, 37, receives an MBE while former England football manager Graham Taylor gets an OBE.

The man who led the army's fight against foot-and-mouth in Cumbria, Brigadier Alex Birtwistle, is given a military CBE.

Brigadier Birtwistle, 53, postponed his retirement, which was planned for 2 April.

Senior officers had urged him to continue overseeing the army's involvement in the country's first mass burial site, at Great Orton, near Carlisle.

Jayne Zito
Jayne Zito: Launched trust
The work of Jayne Zito after the death of her husband, who was stabbed by a schizophrenic in London, has been recognised with the award of an OBE.

She receives the honour for her services to the Zito Trust, which she set up to help victims of similar attacks and to improve "care in the community" policies.

As she celebrated with her parents in Cornwall, 37-year-old Mrs Zito said: "I have tried so hard for such a long time and to be recognised like this, nationally and publicly, is amazing."

England's chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson is knighted in the list.

Others to be given the title "Sir" include:

  • Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council

  • Professor Ronald Cooke, vice-chancellor of the University of York

  • Professor Bernard Crick, emeritus professor of politics at University of London

  • Nicholas Grimshaw, who designed the giant botanical Eden Project in Cornwall and previously was architect of London's Eurostar terminal.

In business, Margaret Barbour, chairman of the outdoor clothing specialist Barbour, which is based in South Shields, becomes a dame for her services to industry in the north-east of England.

Meanwhile, an honorary CBE goes to the Austrian physicist Herman Hauser, a co-founder of Acorn Computers.

He is credited with being a driving force being the development of Cambridgeshire's "Silicon Fen", which attracted the interest and investment capital of leading technology companies to England.

Honorary fellowship

Opera diva Lesley Garrett, from Yorkshire, receives a CBE as does Richard Van Allan, 66, principal bass and veteran of English National Opera.

Sculptor Anthony Cragg, who was recently awarded an honorary fellowship by Liverpool's John Moores University, is given the same award for his services to art.

Lesley Garrett
Lesley Garrett: Awarded CBE
There are MBEs for Trevor Beer, wildlife and countryside columnist with the Western Morning News and Maureen Beaumont, manager of Transport for London's lost property office.

Her office handled 127,000 items in 2000, of which nearly 21,000 were returned to their owners.

Mobile phones are now the fastest-growing category of lost property.

In education, Iain Robert Hall, head teacher at Parrs Wood Technology College, Manchester, receives a knighthood.

Sheila Wallis, head teacher at Davison High School in Worthing, West Sussex, becomes a dame.

Many "ordinary" people are also named in the list.

Among the MBEs are:

  • James Watson, a car park attendant at Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Peter Bayley, a cinema projectionist at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, London

  • Roy Cole, a bus driver with Arriva, Midlands North, for services to cystic fibrosis

  • Jack Ruby, a heavy horseman, for services to heavy horses in Hingham, Norfolk.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "As always, the honours list reflects and pays tribute to outstanding achievements and service right across the community and the nation as a whole.

"The aim, as always, has been to reward those who work at the sharp end, people who have really changed things or have given outstanding service to others in difficult situations."

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