Honours, even

Andy Raphael Thomas Hamilton, [link edited, thanks] local Jazz legend has been given an MBE for services to music in the city as has Amajit Talwar Chief Executive of Punch Records. A former lecturer at South Birmingham College, a ward sister from Sandwell Hospital, a Doctor from Balsall Heath and Julie Walters are also amongst the Brum-related honours. All nice worthy winners of the Royalist awards – there are a few more local ones too.

To get past the main Kylie and Parky awards I read the entire honours list – it’s fascinating, and it’s obvious that lots of people working hard for their communities across Britain – each award is given a reason as well as listing the occupation of the recipient. Kylie is a singer btw, but my absolute favourite was an MBE given for services to hairdressing. What a tease.

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