Awards across the district in birthday honours list

Heroes of the Harrogate district’s communities have been awarded in the Queen’s birthday honours list, which has been published today.

Harrogate’s Dr Richard John Mantle, general director of Opera North. and Ripon’s Anne Smyth, deputy chair of the Standing Commission On Carers, have both been awarded an OBE.

An MBE have also gone to Ian Robert Pringle for his services as a school governor of Ripon Grammar School and the city’s Outwood Academy.

Harrogate’s Keith Wilkinson has also been given an MBE for his services to conservation in the town, and a BEM goes to Lyn Costelloe, chief executive of Little Red Bus, in Ripon.