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BBC's Kay Alexander among Queen's Birthday Honours for West Midlands

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Media captionKay Alexander, who presented Midlands Today, retired from the BBC in October

A former BBC television presenter is among those who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Kay Alexander, who worked for the BBC in Birmingham for about 40 years, has been appointed an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity work.

She said she was "stunned" and burst into tears when she read the letter confirming her appointment.

"I never ever believed that anything like that would happen to me, I'm just so proud," she said.

Wade Lyn, managing director of Cleone Foods in Birmingham, has become a CBE for services to business.

OBEs appointed in Birmingham and West Midlands include:

  • Saleh Saeed from West Bromwich for his services to humanitarian work.
  • Teresa Kelly, who is the principal of Abingdon and Witney College, for services to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Michael Kent from Bromford Housing Group in Wolverhampton, for services to social housing.
  • Satinder Kaur Taunque from Birmingham for her services to inter-ethnic relations and the community in the West Midlands.
  • Former head teacher of St. Paul's School for Girls in Birmingham, Angela Marie Whelan, for her services to education.

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