Singer Annie Lennox receives OBE

Posted Dec 30, 2010 by Scott Campbell
Pop icon Annie Lennox has been made an OBE in the annually published New Year Honours list for her work fighting AIDS and poverty.
Scottish singer Annie Lennox
Scottish singer Annie Lennox
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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."