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Singer Cocker made OBE in honours
Joe Cocker
Sheffield musician Joe Cocker has been made an OBE
Sheffield singer and songwriter Joe Cocker has been honoured with an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Cocker, who has a home in London, began his singing career in the pubs and clubs of the South Yorkshire city in the 1960s before hitting the big time.

He is joined by the former Bassetlaw MP Joe Ashton. Mr Ashton, who lives in Sheffield, left Parliament after a career spanning 30 years.

Ronald Carbutt of Barnsley has also been made an OBE for charity work.

South Yorkshire's full honours list


  • Joe Cocker, formerly of Sheffield, for services to music.

  • Joe Ashston, of Sheffield, for work with former MPs

  • Ronald Carbutt, pf Barnsley, for charity work
  • Nigel Clifton, of Sheffield, for his work as chief executive of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • Linda May Glasby of Rotherham, for work with the Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust.


  • Millicent Cecily Hacking, of Barnsley, for services to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in South Yorkshire.

  • Martin Philip Wilton Lee, of Godalming, Surrey, for services to the community in Sheffield.

  • Carol Popplewell, of Greasborough, for public service.

  • Nora Margaret Tebbutt, of Sheffield, a member of the Professional Executive Committee; Head, Primary Care and Health Visitor, Sheffield Primary Care Trust, for services to healthcare.

  • Christine Mary Wright, of Sheffield, for services to the Boys' Brigade in Sheffield.

  • John Victor Wright, of Sheffield, for services to the Boys' Brigade.

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