Alastair Cook appointed MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Essex cricketer Alastair Cook is among those being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 26-year-old England and Essex batsman, who already holds the Freedom of the City of London, has been appointed MBE for services to cricket.

Other recipients of this year's birthday honours include charity and community workers.

Ramesh Kumari Verma, from EKTA charity, has been appointed OBE for services to older people in east London.

Cartoonist Clive Collins has been appointed an MBE.

David Llewellyn Bebb, formerly chairman of governors at Chelmsford County High School for Girls, has been appointed an MBE for voluntary service to education.

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