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People across Forth Valley receive Queen’s birthday honours

The honours list for the Queen’s birthday has been unveiled.

Several local people have been recognised, including 82 year old Andrew Cooke from Grangemouth – who has been awarded an MBE.

He was Scotland’s first professional badminton coach – and continues to teach at Grangemouth Sports Centre.

Andrew has also led professionals to victory at multiple Commonwealth Games and previously won both Scottish and UK Coach of the Year awards.

Our reporter Andrew Baxter spoke to him this week:

Elsewhere, 59-year-old Rita Moore from Dunblane has been awarded an MBE.

She was recognised for her services to nursing – and for setting up the award-winning NHS Forth Valley nurses choir.

William Tennant has been handed an MBE, in recognition of his voluntary efforts.

The 25-year-old, from Shieldhill near Falkirk, has worked with the British Red Cross since 2011.

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