Honours For Local Residents

Recognition for the work of people from Ealing

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Artist, filmmaker and W5 resident Steve McQueen has been awarded a CBE in this years Queen's New Year honours list . The 42 year old former Drayton Manor High School student has already won a Turner Prize and Bafta and for his 2008 film Hunger about the 1981 Irish hunger strike premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival - McQueen received the Camera d'Or. He has been recognised for his services to the visual arts.

MBEs (Member of the order of the British Empire have also been awarded. They went to David Dr Jane Elizabeth Beaumont, of Ealing, director of accreditation at the UK Accreditation Service, for services to industry; John Asker, of Acton, head of learning and skills and Wandsworth Prison; Sonia Brown, of Greenford, for services to black and ethnic minority women; James Alexander Hunter, of Greenford, formerly general secretary of the Heathrow operations committee, for services to aviation; and Alan David Murray, of West Ealing, for services to deaf people.

East Acton councillor Atallah Said was named an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), for his services to the British Arab community and promoting the UK's interests in the Middle East.

December 31st 2010