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Campaigning widow in honours list

Frances Lawrence
Mrs Lawrence set up the Philip Lawrence Awards in 1997

Frances Lawrence, the widow of murdered head teacher Philip Lawrence, has been made an MBE for charitable services.

Mr Lawrence was murdered outside St George's Roman Catholic school in west London as he tried to defend a pupil against an attack 11 years ago.

A year after his death Mrs Lawrence set up the Philip Lawrence Awards.

It rewards outstanding achievements in good citizenship by young people aged 11 to 20. The scheme has supported more than 1,000 young people in the UK.

The former EastEnders actress Anna Wing, from central London, also becomes an MBE for her services to drama and charitable work.


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She played Lou Beale and left the long-running soap opera in July 1988, having been in the series for more than three years.

A 67-year-old home care assistant from north-west London, was recognised for her services to local government by being appointed an MBE.

Curline Hibbert, from Kensal Green, has given Westminster City Council 20 years of unbroken services, caring for the elderly and vulnerable in their homes.

"She's in a position of considerable trust in the lives of those she cares for and is often their only friendly human contact," said Westminster City Council's Marian Harrington.

BBC London 94.9 broadcaster Dotun Adebayo has become an MBE for services to the arts.

Mr Adebayo also presents the news and features radio programme Up All Night for Radio 5 Live.

Peter Rogers, Chief Executive of the London Development Agency, received a knighthood for his services to local government.

Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, from Camden, north-west London, has also been made a knight, for his services to literature.

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