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CBE honour for artist Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling
Maggi Hambling's Scallop for Benjamin Britten was installed on a beach

Painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, who has a home in Suffolk, has become a CBE for her services to art.

Her work has been exhibited in many collections, including the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery, she has won wide recognition.

Her Scallop for Benjamin Britten was installed on Aldeburgh beach in 2003.

A portrait of jazz singer George Melly hangs in the National Portrait Gallery and Oscar Wilde, a sculpture, was unveiled in London in 1998.

Ms Hambling was the first artist in residence at the National Gallery in 1980.

Other people from Suffolk who received recognition in the New Year Honours list were Eva Loeffler, from Aldeburgh, vice-president of Wheelpower, who became an OBE for her services to disability sport.

Eric Spicer, from Woodbridge, was made an OBE after a career in telecommunications.

Among those receiving MBEs are Colin Carter, from Woodbridge, for services to road transport and charity, Linda Hoggarth, from Ipswich for work with disabled people and Susan Jay for mental health care.

Others being appointed MBEs are Elizabeth Milburn, from West Suffolk College, for services to further education and the community, Susan Tamlyn, for heritage work and Andrew Wood, manager and head coach at Ipswich Gymnastics Centre, for sport.

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