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This year
Alan Cumming returns OBE over concerns of link to ‘toxicity’ of British Empire
The Scottish actor was honoured in 2009 for his work as an actor and for campaigning for the LGBTQ+ community.
All time
# Honour
Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace
D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.
# honours list
'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy
In Northern Ireland, The Singing Priests – Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy – were honoured, as was Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.
# hunger strikes
Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.
# MBE I'm amazed
Knighthoods for Brexiteer and Monty Python actor in UK New Year Honours list
The British divers who were involved in rescuing the Thai footballers from a cave were also honoured last night.
# Stolen
OBE medal of 'great sentimental value' stolen by thieves in Antrim burglary spree
Detectives have appealed for information about the burglaries.
# Winner winner
Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list
He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.
# Honour
'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award
The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.
# dame posh spice
Here's why that 'Victoria Beckham doesn't deserve an OBE' argument is nonsense
# Disgraced
The Queen has taken Rolf Harris's honours away
Honours awarded to him in Australia were removed last month.
# knighthood
Irishwoman awarded honorary OBE in recognition of science research
Andrea Nolan is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.
# Interview
Meet the man behind the multi-million-selling Football Manager series speaks to Miles Jacobson about FM 2014, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s admiration for the series and whether he thinks its avid fans could succeed as managers in real life.
# Development
Gaming has become more mainstream - Football Manager chief
Miles Jacobson also told that his popular series is seen as the “Boyzone of the industry”
# honours list
Olympic connections dominate Queen's list of New Year honours
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie are knighted, as all 29 British gold medallists from London 2012 receive an honour.