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Fire officer honoured with a CBE

A fire officer, headteacher and a gardener are among those mentioned in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in the West Midlands.

Francis Sheehan, chief fire officer for the West Midlands Fire Service, is made a CBE.

Marie Symons, headteacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic School in Kings Heath, Birmingham, becomes an OBE.

And Raymond Lucas, gardener at Newman College, Birmingham, is honoured with an MBE for his work with Shire Horses.


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Also honoured with CBEs are Dr Khurshid Ahmed, chairman of the British Muslim Forum for his services to community relations in Birmingham, and John Edwards, the former chief executive of government agency Advantage West Midlands.

Stewart Towe, managing director of Hadley Industries and chairman of the Black Country Consortium, also becomes a CBE for his services to business.

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