Nottinghamshire community workers in birthday honours

Community and charity workers, academics and sportsmen are among the Nottinghamshire people honoured in the the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Janet Storar, chair of Nottingham City Homes, is appointed MBE for services to community relations, social housing and diversity in the city.

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, Conor Duggan, becomes an OBE.

While Albert Woods is appointed OBE for services to canoeing.

A British Empire Medal goes to the former chairman of the Inland Waterways Association, John Baylis.

Fire service exchanges

Philip Lyons, co-ordinator of Mansfield Area Strategic Partnership, is appointed MBE for community services.

Santokh Singh Nijran becomes an MBE for services to community cohesion in Nottingham.

The vice-chairman of governors at Rushcliffe School, West Bridgford, Graham Marson, becomes an MBE for services to education.

Kevin Ruane, watch manager at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, is appointed MBE for services to the fire and rescue service.

Mr Ruane 47, from Worksop, works as a trainer at the Service Development Centre in Ollerton and has arranged international fire service exchanges both to and from the UK.

"The MBE is a great honour and I'm truly humbled by it. I owe the success of what I've been able to achieve to a lot of people, namely my family and the support of the chief," he said.

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