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Paul McCartney, J K Rowling top UK honours list

The list recognises 'extraordinary people' from across the UK

Thomas Penny | Bloomberg 

Former Beatle Paul McCartney and Harry Potter author J K Rowling led those named to the UK’s honours list awarded to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. Both are made Companions of Honour, a 100-year-old award limited to 65 members at any one time, along with designer Terence Conran, cookbook writer and TV presenter Delia Smith and Nicholas Stern, former World Bank chief economist and author of a widely-cited report into the economics of climate change. The list, officially published Saturday, recognises “extraordinary people” from across the UK and ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 21:22 IST