Birthday honours list announced
List of recipients
Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community.
Honours lists are published twice a year - at New Year and in mid-June on the Queen's official birthday.
The list, at the following link, contains a wide variety of people from different backgrounds:
Anyone can receive an award if they reach the required standard of merit or service. There are several different types of award, each one recognising a different type of contribution.