A VARIETY of people from Coventry and the surrounding areas have been selected for the Queen’s New Year Honours’ list.
The Selecter singer, actress and author Pauline Black has been made an OBE for services to entertainment.
Pauline, who came to prominence in the 1970s and has had a music career spanning more than 40 years, has been a key part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture year.
Last month she announced the winner of the Turner Prize.
Alpesh Chauhan has also been made an OBE. The music director of the Birmingham Opera Company has received her award for the ‘services to the arts’.
Doreen Muriel Kinbarra Agutter from Balsall Common has been made an MBE for services to the history of Meriden and Warwickshire.
Technology volunteer Donald Maynard Brown has been made a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to blind and visually impaired people.
Julie Goodwin, a sergeant in West Midlands Piece, has been given a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to policing.
Janice Mathias – a custody volunteer from West Midlands Police – has also received a BEM for services to the custody visitor scheme.
And Siraj Ali – also from the city – has received a BEM for services to the community in Coventry, particularly during Covid-19.