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New Year Honours List for 2017

06 January 2017

The New Year Honours List for 2017 was recently published which recognises the achievements and service of individuals across the United Kingdom. Four of the Honours recipients were from Antrim and Newtownabbey, namely Mrs Avril Nicholl, Mrs Stella Laughlin, Mr David Alistair Jack and Mrs Matilda Maud Kyle.

Mrs Avril Nicholl received an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for her services to disabled people though the Riding for the Disabled Association in Ballyclare. There were three recipients of the BEM (British Empire Medal), including Mrs Stella Laughlin, Mr David Alistair Jack and Mrs Matilda Maud Kyle.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councilor John Scott commented, “It is fantastic news that four of our residents are on the New Year’s Honours List. The awards demonstrate the work and dedication of these residents to their services. I would like to personally congratulate all four recipients for these prestigious awards, well done on this fantastic achievement.”