New Year honours list 2012

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Jamie Peacock MBE earns a well deserved breather after thrilling week
A sixth World Club Challenge followed by an honour from the Queen was all in a week's work for Leeds' England captain, Jamie Peacock

Andy Wilson

25, Feb, 2012 @11:45 PM

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Chris Preddie: from Finsbury Park to Buckingham Palace
Chris Preddie grew up on the fringes of gangs and drugs, and is a cousin of Damilola Taylor's killers. Yet, aged 24, he is being awarded an OBE for his youth work. Here, he talks about his past, his name – and his passion for motivating others

Erwin James

14, Feb, 2012 @8:00 PM

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Don't call me Sir: why do artists snub royal honours?
Jonathan Jones: From Lucian Freud to Roald Dahl, creative talents have long been rejecting honours from the Queen. But why? Maybe they just don't want to be part of an elite gang of Fred Goodwins

Jonathan Jones

26, Jan, 2012 @3:23 PM

This week's arts diary
Geoff Dyer savages Julian Barnes, plus in defence of the hedge fund knight, and the mystery of St Cecilia

Mark Brown

03, Jan, 2012 @10:30 PM

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A roundup of the news you missed over Christmas
Pandas, Syria and hacking: a digest of the stories you need to catch up on

Homa Khaleeli

03, Jan, 2012 @8:00 PM

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David Hockney joins Order of Merit
Artist who refused to paint the Queen or accept knighthood is appointed to the exclusive royal order

Robert Booth

01, Jan, 2012 @7:05 PM

New Year's honours: Today's knighthoods speak volumes about our society | Observer editorial

Observer editorial: Too many recipients of honours are clearly undeserving


01, Jan, 2012 @12:05 AM

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New year's honours, 2012: download the full list as open data

The new year's honours list is out. Find out who has been honoured and download the full list for yourself

Simon Rogers

31, Dec, 2011 @9:00 AM

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New Year honours list reflects my aims for 'big society', says David Cameron

PM claims charity workers given honours support his policy, but Labour attack award of KBE to Tory donor and hedgefund boss

Stephen Bates

31, Dec, 2011 @12:18 AM

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Roll up, roll up as David Cameron revives political honours

Nicholas Watt: New Year honours list confirms David Cameron is quietly reviving tradition of knights of the shire

Nicholas Watt

31, Dec, 2011 @12:10 AM

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New Year honours for leading figures in sport, the Olympics and Paralympics
List includes world taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson, who was controversially not on sports personality of the year shortlist

Robert Booth

31, Dec, 2011 @12:01 AM

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New Year honours include an award for tycoon jailed over stock market scandal
Business gongs include CBE for Gerald Ronson, one of the 'Guinness four', for charity work since serving jail term in 1990

Katie Allen

31, Dec, 2011 @12:01 AM

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