Tyne & Wear

Singer Bryan Ferry becomes a CBE in Birthday Honours

Bryan Ferry
Image caption The singer said it was a great honour

Singer Bryan Ferry is among those on Tyne and Wear featuring in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The Roxy Music frontman, from Washington, has becomes a CBE, as does Alan Clarke, chief executive of regeneration agency One North East.

Durham University archaeology professor Rosemary Cramp has been made a dame.

Community champions appointed MBE include Geoffrey Dodds and Lily Taylor in Sunderland, Elsie Dixon in Newcastle and Mary Hawgood in Durham.

They have all been honoured for their years of serving their communities, along with John Deeble, in Alnwick and Robert Ramsay in Ponteland.

Others appointed for voluntary work are Ian August at Alnwick Garden and Stanley Cooke for his work with carers and people with special needs in Northumberland.

Irene Smith becomes MBE for her services to Washington Citizens Advice Bureau.

Charles Patterson becomes MBE for voluntary service to the Coastguard at Holy Island.

Ferry said: "I would like to thank those who have given me the award, and all the musicians and others behind the scenes who have helped me throughout my career."