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Head teacher and sweeper honoured
Sweeper Ted Wilson
Ted Wilson MBE kept West End streets clean for 33 years
A head teacher and a street sweeper are among hundreds of Londoners honoured in the New Year list.

The head of the school where former Prime Minister Tony Blair made his famous "education, education, education" speech becomes a knight.

Alasdair Uist Macdonald is head teacher at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets.

Ted Wilson, 65, kept West End streets clean for 33 years until his retirement in the summer. A familiar sight around Trafalgar Square, he was made an MBE.

Dr Leith Penny, director of leisure and environment at Westminster City Council, said: "He always went the extra mile and was incredibly popular with all the local businesses as a result."

Knighted Head Alasdair Macdonald
Sir Alasdair Macdonald is head of Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets

The former Lord Mayor of London, John Boothman Stuttard, has been knighted.

Stuart Rose, 58, the man who turned around Marks & Spencer, has also become a knight, heading a list of some of Britain's most successful retailers.

CBEs have gone to Richard Bradbury, chief executive of the international fashion house River Island, and to Maurice Bennett, who has been involved in the fashion industry for half a century.

There are OBEs for Jasper Conran, whose first women's wear collection was in 1978, and Karen Millen, founder of the fashion chain bearing her name.

Behind-the-scenes staff at Britain's principal sporting events have also been rewarded for their efforts.

The head coach at the MCC, Clive Radley; the head groundsman at Wimbledon, Fred Seaward and the chairwoman of Thames Rowing Club, Pauline Rayner were all appointed MBEs.





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