Home   News   National   Archive

National News

Civil servant who ran Stormont during powersharing collapse is knighted

Civil servant who ran Stormont during powersharing collapse is knighted

Civil servant who ran Stormont during powersharing collapse is knighted

09 October 2020

David Sterling retired as head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service in August after 42 years with the organisation.


Train driver who volunteered to be frontline paramedic honoured

Train driver who volunteered to be frontline paramedic honoured

Train driver who volunteered to be frontline paramedic honoured

09 October 2020

Jolene Miller went back to her old job because she knew her skills would be useful in the crisis.


Restaurateur who provided free meals to NHS workers made MBE

Restaurateur who provided free meals to NHS workers made MBE

Restaurateur who provided free meals to NHS workers made MBE

09 October 2020

David Maguire supported health staff and vulnerable people during lockdown from his Glasgow eatery.


Joe Wicks: MBE is like a ‘dream come true’

Joe Wicks: MBE is like a ‘dream come true’

Joe Wicks: MBE is like a ‘dream come true’

09 October 2020

The Body Coach started out as a fitness trainer when, sometimes, nobody would attend his bootcamps.


Group of experts in fight against Covid recognised in honours list

Group of experts in fight against Covid recognised in honours list

Group of experts in fight against Covid recognised in honours list

09 October 2020

They have helped inform the Government with its coronavirus policies.


Coronavirus heroes dominate Queen’s Birthday Honours

Coronavirus heroes dominate Queen’s Birthday Honours

Coronavirus heroes dominate Queen’s Birthday Honours

09 October 2020

This year’s list was postponed from June in order to include people who have been instrumental in the fight against Covid-19.


100-year-old made OBE for fundraising efforts during Ramadan

100-year-old made OBE for fundraising efforts during Ramadan

100-year-old made OBE for fundraising efforts during Ramadan

09 October 2020

Dabirul Islam Choudhury raised more than £420,000 for Covid-19 relief.


Nurse who helped dying coronavirus patients speak to families honoured

Nurse who helped dying coronavirus patients speak to families honoured

Nurse who helped dying coronavirus patients speak to families honoured

09 October 2020

Alison Williams set up the Rainbow Boxes charity to provide patients with iPads, toiletries and other essentials.


Run for Heroes 5km challenge founder made MBE

Run for Heroes 5km challenge founder made MBE

Run for Heroes 5km challenge founder made MBE

09 October 2020

Olivia Strong, 27, said the honour is ‘really special’.


Tommy Steele living in a ‘showbusiness fairy story’ after knighthood

Tommy Steele living in a ‘showbusiness fairy story’ after knighthood

Tommy Steele living in a ‘showbusiness fairy story’ after knighthood

09 October 2020

He is often referred to as the British Elvis Presley.


Juniors coach who gave McIlroy his first break receives British Empire Medal

Juniors coach who gave McIlroy his first break receives British Empire Medal

Juniors coach who gave McIlroy his first break receives British Empire Medal

09 October 2020

Eddie Harper said he was ‘very pleased and surprised’ at the news.


Nurse who started movement to make scrubs for frontline workers made OBE

Nurse who started movement to make scrubs for frontline workers made OBE

Nurse who started movement to make scrubs for frontline workers made OBE

09 October 2020

Ashleigh Linsdell started For The Love of Scrubs when she and colleagues were struggling with unsuitable personal protective equipment.


New dame encourages women to become scientists

New dame encourages women to become scientists

New dame encourages women to become scientists

09 October 2020

Professor Muffy Calder said the coronavirus pandemic highlights the value of science.


Lockdown quizmaster and former rough sleeper Jay Flynn awarded MBE

Lockdown quizmaster and former rough sleeper Jay Flynn awarded MBE

Lockdown quizmaster and former rough sleeper Jay Flynn awarded MBE

09 October 2020

The former pub landlord’s online quiz became a lockdown phenomenon by bringing tens of thousands of people together.


Sir David Attenborough appointed a Knight Grand Cross by the Queen

Sir David Attenborough appointed a Knight Grand Cross by the Queen

Sir David Attenborough appointed a Knight Grand Cross by the Queen

09 October 2020

The indefatigable 94-year-old presenter continues to make acclaimed programmes on the natural world.


Great Auk! Replica of extinct bird sells for £25,000

Great Auk! Replica of extinct bird sells for £25,000

Great Auk! Replica of extinct bird sells for £25,000

09 October 2020

The great auk, which was hunted to extinction in the mid-19th century for its feathers, was sold at auction in Gloucestershire.


Regulator approves Carlsberg’s £780m merger with Marston’s

Regulator approves Carlsberg’s £780m merger with Marston’s

Regulator approves Carlsberg’s £780m merger with Marston’s

09 October 2020

The beer giants will merge by the end of this month after getting the go-ahead from officials.


Michel Barnier meeting Lord Frost in push for post-Brexit trade deal

Michel Barnier meeting Lord Frost in push for post-Brexit trade deal

Michel Barnier meeting Lord Frost in push for post-Brexit trade deal

09 October 2020

Boris Johnson says he wants an agreement by the time of next week’s EU summit in Brussels.


Chancellor to announce new jobs support package ahead of new Covid restrictions

Chancellor to announce new jobs support package ahead of new Covid restrictions

Chancellor to announce new jobs support package ahead of new Covid restrictions

09 October 2020

Rishi Sunak will detail ‘the next stage’ of the Jobs Support Scheme on Friday, ahead of new restrictions expected for the hospitality sector.


Economic recovery slows in August despite Eat Out scheme

Economic recovery slows in August despite Eat Out scheme

Economic recovery slows in August despite Eat Out scheme

09 October 2020

ONS figures estimate that GDP was up by 2.1% during the month.


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More