Cumbria

Cumbrian flood workers honoured by Queen

Mike Park of Cockermouth Mountain rescue team
Image caption Mike Park's team worked through the floods of 2005 and 2009

A rescue volunteer and environmental manager who both worked through the Cumbria floods of 2009 have been honoured by the Queen.

Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team leader Mike Park is appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Environment Agency flood risk manager Glyn Vaughan is appointed OBE.

In business Paul Ashley, from Clark Doors, becomes an MBE, as do husband and wife team Maria and Mark Whitehead from the Hawkshead Relish Company.

Joseph Murphy, a welding instructor from BAE Systems Submarine Solutions in Barrow is appointed MBE for services to the defence industry.

Pat Hovey from Kendal also becomes an MBE for services to the community.

John Owen, from Penrith and a former president of the Rugby Football Union, is appointed MBE for services to rugby union.

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