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New year honours for east Belfast trio

by Chris McCann

East Belfast will be on the map this year with a number of local people making the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

George Best Belfast City Airport's chief executive Brian Ambrose will receive an OBE for services to aviation. He said: “I feel deeply privileged and wish to pay tribute to my family and colleagues. Over the last 35 years I've had the opportunity to work with some amazingly dedicated people within the aviation sector.”

East Belfast woman Marie Crossin, chief executive of Holywood Road mental health charity Cause will be honoured with an OBE for service to carers in Northern Ireland.

Her colleague, chairperson on the group, Maureen McParland said: “We are over the moon, and can’t think of a more deserving case. For Cause, this is an enormous accolade to a very worthy organisation.”

Meanwhile, east Belfast man Joseph Carvill picks up an MBE For voluntary service to St John Ambulance.

Mr Carvill has 30 years service in one of Belfast’s transport divisions. His speciality is in horse events and his services are much in demand by equestrian organisers. Despite advancing age, he continues to devote some part of every day to the maintenance and crewing of St John ambulances.

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