Renowned actor and proud Coleraine man Jimmy Nesbitt has been named in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Nesbitt has been awarded the OBE for services to Drama and to the community in Northern Ireland.
Other locals mentioned in the list include:
Mrs Anne Marie Connolly, Chair of the Policing Board for Northern Ireland. Mrs Connolly was awarded the MBE for services to For services to Policing and Education in Northern Ireland
Jeremy Paul Farrell, former Principal of Macosquin Primary School has been awarded the MBE for Services to Education
Sharon Neely has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to People with Dementia and their Families through the Alzheimer’s Society.
Joseph Peter Austin was awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to the Community in Northern Ireland
Samuel Thomas Loughrey has been awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Golf in Northern Ireland