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Queen's Birthday Honours: Two Isle of Man women appointed MBEs

Suzanne Harding and Trudi Williamson
Image caption Suzanne Harding (left) and Trudi Williamson have been appointed MBEs

Two women have been appointed MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours for their services on the Isle of Man.

Suzanne Harding was "absolutely thrilled" to be recognised for her work with the Isle of Man Samaritans following 35 years of service.

Trudi Williamson was "shocked and surprised" to become an MBE for her services to the Manx community.

Julia North, 79, from Marown, received a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her work in the Manx community.

Mother-of-one Mrs Williamson, from the Midlands but now living in Union Mills, said: "It is great to have three women honoured it is real girl power."

Mrs North told the BBC: "I was in shock when I received the call. It is is unbelievable really."

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