|Acton residents among the hundreds on Queen's honour list|
OBE and MBE winners from Acton and Ealing
Two Acton residents have been given the nod by the Queen in the annual New Years Honours List.
East Acton Councillor Atallah Said was given an OBE, the Order of the British Empire, for his services to the British Arab community and promoting the UK's interests in the Middle East. Said, who was born in Palestine, is a Labour councillor and high school teacher of French, Arabic and Islamic Studies.
Acton resident and head of learning and skills at Wandsorth Prison, David John Asker, was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).
Artist, filmmaker and W5 resident Steve McQueen has been awarded a CBE in this years Queen's New Year honours list . The 42 year old former Drayton Manor High School student has already won a Turner Prize and Bafta and for his 2008 film Hunger about the 1981 Irish hunger strike premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival - McQueen received the Camera d'Or. He has been recognised for his services to the visual arts.
Other Ealing residents were also awarded MBEs (Member of the order of the British Empire were awarded. They went to ; Dr Jane Elizabeth Beaumont, of Ealing, director of accreditation at the UK Accreditation Service, for services to industry; Sonia Brown, of Greenford, for services to black and ethnic minority women; James Alexander Hunter, of Greenford, formerly general secretary of the Heathrow Operators Committee, for services to aviation; and Alan David Murray, of West Ealing, for services to deaf people.
January 2, 2011