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Birthday Honours 2018: Kenny Dalglish and Emma Thompson head list

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Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted and actress Emma Thompson made a dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.Lizzy Yarnold, who won Winter Olympic gold, and heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua are appointed OBEs.There is also a damehood for classics professor Mary Beard and a knighthood for Japan-born author Kazuo Ishiguro.Network Rail boss Mark Carne is appointed a CBE in the week his firm was criticised for railway disruption.
Twelve famous faces on the list
Rail boss given CBE amid travel chaos
Emma Thompson joins the acting dames
Liverpool legend Dalglish 'humbled but gratified'
An OBE for Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley is for services to drama and charity, while the same honour goes to footballer Jermain Defoe for his work to support underprivileged children.
The MBEs include the oldest person on the list, Rosemary Powell, 103, who last month retired from selling poppies in London after 97 years.
Jennifer Kehoe and Menna Fitzpatrick's honours follow their four Winter Parlaympic medals each
Sir Kenny, 67, started his career as a player at Celtic before moving to Liverpool in 1977, where he was part of European Cup and league title-winning squads. As manager, he secured three titles and was coach at the time of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989, in which 96 fans died.
Capped for Scotland 102 times, "King" Kenny's knighthood is for services to football, charity and the city of Liverpool, and recognises the support he gave to the Hillsborough families in their fight for justice.Dame Emma, the only person to have won Academy Awards for both acting and writing, is described in her citation as one of the most versatile and celebrated actresses.Mark Carne's CBE for services to the rail industry was likened by a union boss to "rewarding the captain of the Titanic" and attracted criticism from a Labour backbencher. It comes after Transport Secretary Chris Grayling blamed chaos across two franchises on delays in Network Rail's work schedule.The Department for Transport said the timing of the announcement was "unfortunate" but should not detract from Mr Carne's four years at the company as it moved back into public control and oversaw a massive programme of modernisation.
Mark Carne is stepping down from Network Rail after four years
In total 1,057 people are on the honours list - 71% for work in or for their community. A separate military division of the list recognises 111 service personnel.
Nobel laureate joins exclusive club
Health workers honoured in NHS 70th year
There are British Empire Medals for a volunteer with the Swansea Samaritans, William Jenkins, and Robert Charleston, a volunteer rescue officer for St Ives Coastguard. Akeela Ahmed - whose She Speaks, We Hear charity works with Muslim women in London - becomes an MBE.Honours list officials say women at the "forefront of their professions or who have championed women's rights" have been given honours in the 100th anniversary year of women's suffrage. Almost half the recipients, although they only receive 41% of the honours at the highest levels, CBE or above.Other new dames include Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene and Frances Saunders, an engineer who has championed diversity within the science and technology sector.
Mobo's founder Kanya King and former University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne become CBEs
There are CBEs for Brenda Trenowden from the 30% Club, which aims to increase female representation on boards; Margaret Casely-Hayford, a lawyer and businesswoman, for her services to charity and promoting diversity, and Kanya King, the founder of the Mobo music awards. Kath Moore, who encourages women into the construction industry becomes an MBE.Tim Waterstone, founder of the Waterstones book chain, is among the new knights, alongside historian and broadcaster Simon Schama, baritone Simon Keenlyside and Prof James Hough from Glasgow University, whose hunt for gravitational waves is seen as one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of recent decades. In the year he was revealed to be Britain's richest man - with a
Women's sport stars lead Welsh honours
Team GB's success at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics also sees MBEs for Menna Fitzpatrick and her sighted guide Jennifer Kehoe, who won four medals each, and an OBE for the squad chief Michael Hay.
Anthony Joshua's OBE comes in the year he added the WBO crown to his WBA, IBF wins
Simon Munn, who appeared seven times for Team GB in Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball, becomes an MBE, as does equestrian William Fox-Pitt, ex-Northern Ireland women's football international Sara Booth, and Wales international Jess Fishlock, whose honour is for services to football and the LGBT community. From the arts world, actor Tom Hardy becomes a CBE, alongside authors Ken Follett and Jeanette Winterson. Jazz musician Julian Joseph, and artists Ms Lubaina Himid - 2017's Turner Prize winner - and Rose Wylie are OBEs.
Keira Knightley and Tom Hardy are among the film and stage stars on the list
There are MBEs for Niomi McLean-Daley - AKA the rapper Ms Dynamite - and the actor Gary Wilmot.Veteran Carry On actress Fenella Fielding, 90, is recognised with an OBE for services to drama and charity.Soprano Dame Kiri Jeanette Te Kanawa joins the elite Companions of Honour.Someone who will not be a stranger to the surroundings of an honours investiture ceremony is Lucy Worsley, the broadcaster, historian and chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, who becomes an MBE for services to history and heritage. Former University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne becomes a CBE for services to the arts, and TV gardener Monty Don's OBE is for services to horticulture, broadcasting and charity.The creator of the animation series Dangermouse, Brian Cosgrove, is made an OBE. Timothy Bentinck - David Archer in Radio 4's The Archers - said he was "astonished and humbled" by his MBE for services to drama.
Stacey Dooley becomes an MBE for services to broadcasting
There is a CBE for the BBC's former chief news correspondent Kate Adie and MBE for documentary presenter Stacey Dooley, known for her BBC Three investigations. Tim Davie, chief of BBC Studios, the corporation's commercial arm, becomes a CBE for services to international trade.
Louise Ellman and Bernard Jenkin are among three MPs on the list
From the political arena, Eleanor Laing, Conservative MP for Epping Forest, and Labour's Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside, are made dames, and Bernard Jenkin, Tory MP for Harwich and North Essex is knighted. There is a knighthood for Mark Rowley, former Met Police assistant commissioner who led the response after last year's London terror attacks. A CBE for Dee Collins, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police is for her service in the police and the British Association of Women in Policing.Ben Helfgott, who has used his public profile as a Holocaust survivor to promote community cohesion, is knighted, and Albania-based Sister Imelda Poole, president of European anti-trafficking network Renate, is made an MBE for combating modern slavery.The brother of aid worker David Haines, who was killed by the Islamic State group in Syria in 2014, is made an OBE. Mike Haines campaigns to promote tolerance across all faiths and has addressed school pupils across the country.
Rosemary Powell, 103, who retired from selling poppies after 97 years, is the oldest person on the list
The founders of three beauty brands are on the list. Jo Malone becomes a CBE for services to the economy and the GREAT Britain investment campaign. There are MBEs for Charlotte Tilbury, and Judy Naake, founder of St Tropez self-tanning products.Molecular biologist Richard Henderson, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017, joins the Companions of Honour and Oxford University professor Angela McLean, a leader in modelling the growth of viruses within individuals is made a dame.A damehood goes to NHS England chief scientific officer Prof Sue Hill. Veronica Donovan, a consultant midwife from Birmingham, and Kathryn Halford, chief nurse at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, become OBEs.
The honours system
Companion of Honour - Recipients wear the initials CH after their name. Limited to 65 people
CMG - Order of St Michael & St George
Knight or Dame
CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire
MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire
BEM - British Empire Medal
Guide to the honours
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Birthday Honours 2018: Kenny Dalglish and Emma Thompson head list

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