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New Year list honours 7/7 heroes

Bombed bus
The 7 July attacks killed 52 people, as well as the four bombers

Six people who came to the aid of victims of the 7 July bombings, in London in 2005, are among those named in the New Year Honours.

Sports stars, paralympians, emergency services staff and education workers have also been recognised on the list.

The four new dames created all live or work in London.

They are Jenny Abramsky (BBC), Prof Sally Davies (Department of Health), Rosalind Savill (Wallace Collection) and Prisons Inspection head Anne Owers.

The heroes of the 7 July attacks on London include Timothy Coulson, who jumped across railway tracks to give first aid to the injured.

Other rescuers honoured are police officer Elizabeth Kenworthy; Stephen Hucklesby; David Matthews; Gerald McIlmurray and Antonio Silvestro.

All become MBEs.

The four bombers and 52 innocent people died and hundreds were injured.

Gill Hicks in Millennium Square, Leeds
Gill Hicks started a walk to London in the bombers' home city of Leeds

Gill Hicks from Camden, who who lost her legs in the bombings, becomes an MBE for charitable services.

She co-founded the Walk-Talk event as part of a campaign to unite communities.

Among those appointed CBE are opera singer Michael Chance and conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, for services to music.

Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, is appointed CBE, together with Dr Indarjit Singh, director of the Network of Sikh Organisations (UK) for services to inter-faith and community relations.

Head teacher

London-born saxophonist Courtney Pine, already an OBE, becomes a CBE for services to jazz music.

Fergus Early, founder and artistic director of the Green Candle Dance Company, is appointed OBE for services to dance.

And Jennifer Sealey, artistic director of Graeae Theatre Company, becomes an OBE for services to disability arts.

Actress Liz Smith
Actress Liz Smith, 87, played Nana in The Royle Family

The head teacher of Henry Cavendish Primary School, Lambeth, Elizabeth Antrobus, is appointed OBE for services to education.

Becoming MBEs for their services to education are David Onllwyn Jones, assistant head teacher at Villiers High School, Ealing; Ann Maidment, a teacher at Kenmore Park Middle School, Harrow, and Carol Leonard, nursery nurse at St Clement Danes Primary School, Westminster.

Actress Liz Smith, 87, who is appointed an MBE, touched the nation with her poignant portrayal of Nana in The Royle Family.

Met Police constable Yvonne Rhoden becomes an MBE for services to the police.

Patricia Ellen Wallson, ex-head teacher at Columbia Market Nursery School, Tower Hamlets and Christopher Wilson, chair of Redbridge Pensioners' Forum, become MBEs for services to early-learning years and older people respectively.

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