Cumbrians honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours list

A disability rights worker and an environment champion are among a number of people from Cumbria named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Michael Phillips, of Wigton, chairman of Keep Britain Tidy, was appointed OBE for voluntary services to the community and local environment.

Stella Howard, chair of Allerdale Disability Association, was also named.

She was appointed MBE for services to people with disabilities and disability rights.

Other newly appointed MBEs include Dr Brian Irving, manager of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, who was recognised for services to natural heritage and conservation in Cumbria.

David Graham, who helped set up Lyvenet Community Trust, was also appointed MBE. The group has built social housing and taken over the village pub in Crosby Ravensworth.

Also honoured are Susan Bagot, who was appointed MBE for services to charitable giving and Wigton's James Lettice who was awarded the BEM for services to Silloth Rugby Club.

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