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‘Sir Tony Blair’? How cheaply knighthoods come in our broken honours system

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Entonces, Anthony Charles Lynton “call me Tony” Blair must now be called Sir Tony. In addition to being “Right Honourable” he is to be the Queen’s Companion, chivalrous and knightly. He is to wear a royal garter, the highes...

Jason and Laura Kenny become knight and dame in sport’s New Year honours

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Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes from Tokyo dominate the New Year honours list, with golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny receiving a knighthood and damehood, respectivamente. Gold medallists Hannah Cockroft, Tom D...

New year honours feature Covid experts with Chris Whitty knighted

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Leading figures of science and medicine during the coronavirus pandemic have been feted in the Queen’s new year honours list, including the chief medical officer for England, Profesor Chris Whitty, who is to receive a kni...

New Zealand honours ‘extraordinary’ bravery of 10 during Christchurch attacks

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Ten people who risked their lives to save others during the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacres have been honoured in New Zealand’s most prestigious bravery awards. “The courage demonstrated by these New Zealanders was...

"Un carro en el cielo": El festival de la luz Lumiere en Durham rinde homenaje a los muertos de Covid

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Uno de los monumentos más peculiares del Reino Unido está a punto de volverse un poco extraño cuando se ilumina espectacularmente para ser visto desde tan lejos como 20 millas de distancia y acompañado de una banda sonora estruendosa que incluye música del 12...

Berlin honours couple who helped Jewish families flee Nazi Germany

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A Berlin couple who dedicated themselves to spiriting Jewish families and political dissidents out of Nazi Germany via a clandestine network disguised as an English-language tutoring service have been honoured in the ...

Wales honours Betty Campbell, country’s first black headteacher

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She was a pioneer and a rule-breaker, an educator, community leader and race relations campaigner who met Nelson Mandela and rubbed shoulders with royalty – but always had time to call out the bingo numbers at a local...

The Saudi tycoon at the centre of an honours controversy

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The son of one of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, has hardly any information listed about him on his charity’s website, but has the honour of a wood, a fountain, a garden and a buildi...

Ben Jennings on the British honours system — cartoon

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New police memorial honours officers killed in the line of duty

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If PC Fiona Bone had turned a different way, if she had been sick that day, if her degree in film production studies had led to more work, her father, Pablo, would have not spent the last nine years grieving. For offic...

Roberto Mancini honours promise to make Italy champions of Europe

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The England fans sang “It’s Coming Home”, but a banner at the blue end of Wembley begged to differ. “Football’s Coming Rome” might not be good grammar, but a little artistic licence must be allowed when your team is m...

Peta Credlin appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in Queen’s birthday honours

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Peta Credlin, Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff and current Sky News host, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday honours. The controversial broadcaster, columnist and vetera...

New calls to replace ‘empire’ with ‘excellence’ in UK honours system

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A new push to strip the word “empire” from the British honours system has been launched by dozens of community activists who have accepted gongs but object to them being named after imperialism that caused “harm and t...

‘This was a massacre’: Biden honours Tulsa race massacre survivors 100 years on – video

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Joe Biden on Tuesday became the first sitting US president to visit the site in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where hundreds of Black Americans were massacred by a white mob in 1921, as he marked the country’s legacy of racial vio...

Blue plaque honours Caroline Norton, ‘unsung hero of women’s rights’

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Caroline Norton, a woman at the centre of one of the most publicised court cases of the 19th century and an “unsung hero in the fight for women’s rights”, is being celebrated with a heritage blue plaque in London. El...

‘Will the killings stop?’ Observers say Asean must ensure Myanmar honours agreement to end violence

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South-east Asian leaders who met with the head of Myanmar’s military junta said they had reached a consensus on ending the crisis in the country – but the agreement did not include any explicit commitment to stop the ...