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Dozens win awards for commitment
Dozens of ordinary people in the eastern counties have been rewarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Four estate workers at Sandringham in Norfolk receive recognition. A Royal Victorian Order goes to Andrew Mark Holt, building surveyor.

Medals go to gamekeeper Stephen Cuthbert, forestry worker Karl Dennis and stud assistant John Reed.

Eileen Hales, health care assistant and union steward, of Kettering, Northants, gets an MBE for services to the NHS.

Silvaine Margaret Wiles, from Harpenden in Hertfordshire, receives an MBE for services to black and minority ethnic education.

Kenneth Woodward, from Brightingsea in Essex, gets the same award for services to health and safety.

Barbara Pointon, from Royston in Hertfordshire, receives and MBE for her work on behalf of people with dementia.

Madeline Johnson, a teacher at Castle Hill Infant School, Ipswich, Suffolk, also gets an MBE for services to education.

The commitment to local communities, charitable organisations and the under privileged has been widely recognised across the region with awards.

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