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article imageSinger Annie Lennox receives OBE

By Scott Campbell     Dec 30, 2010 in Entertainment
London - Pop icon Annie Lennox has been made an OBE in the annually published New Year Honours list for her work fighting AIDS and poverty.
The Scottish singer is among a host of public figures receiving honours. Actors David Suchet and Sheila Hancock have been made a CBE and 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell has been made a MBE.
The list - which can be viewed online -doesn't just include celebrities; a beekeeper, an equine physiotherapist, the Bridge Master at Tower Bridge, and a founding member of the UK's first gay men’s football team have all been given honours.
Two Members of Parliament have also been honoured - Anne Begg MP is made a dame for services to disabled people and equal opportunites, and Peter Bottomley MP is made a knight for public service.
The New Year Honours list is published annually to recognise "outstanding achievement and service across the whole of the United Kingdom."
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