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Wildlife TV presenter is made OBE

Simon KIng
Simon King appears on the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch series

An architect, a TV wildlife presenter and a young volunteer all feature in the list of Bristol people honoured in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

The architect, George Ferguson, who redeveloped the former Will's Tobacco Factory in the city, receives a CBE.

Simon King, a presenter with the BBC's Natural History Unit is made an OBE.

One of the youngest people to be awarded an MBE is 22-year-old Rhiannon Holder from Lawrence Weston for services to young people's healthcare.

Children's author Dick King-Smith, who farmed in Bitton, South Gloucestershire, also gets an OBE.

His work The Sheep-Pig was made into the blockbuster film Babe in 1995.

Mr King-Smith has written more than 100 children's books.

MBEs have also been awarded to David Constantine for his services to disabled people and Robert Ray, from Weston-super-Mare, for his work with young people in rugby.



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