F1 living legend Lewis Hamilton Knighted by Prince Charles

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F1 living legend Lewis Hamilton Knighted by Prince Charles. Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted in a New Year Honours list which salutes hundreds of people for their work in the COVID pandemic. Three other F1 drivers have been knighted: Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart. Hamilton is the first to be awarded while still competing in the sport.

Hamilton, who took his seventh title in November, is on the list with actress Sheila Hancock, who is made a dame. Ex-footballer Jimmy Greaves and musician Craig David become Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs.)

But it is the response to coronavirus which dominates, and an MBE for charity volunteer Anne Baker, 106, makes her the oldest ever recipient of the honour. Mrs Baker, from Salisbury, who has been involved with fundraising for the NSPCC since the 1950s, said it was a “great surprise and great honour” to be recognised.

 

Lewis HamiltonRuth Saunders, aged 104, becomes an MBE for services to charity during COVID after walking a marathon to raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance this year. The same honour goes to airline pilot Emma Henderson, from Moray, who set up a first-class lounge experience in more than 80 hospitals across the UK for NHS staff.Hamilton

There is an MBE for Mark Owen, from Clwyd, after he re-joined North Wales Police to support volunteer officers with tasks including delivering prescriptions and food parcels, and a British Empire Medal (BEM) for Catherine Fitzsimmons from Greater Manchester, a former palliative care nurse who came out of retirement.

In other news – Former ZIFA and PSMAS boss Cuthbert Dube critically ill

Former ZIFA and PSMAS boss Cuthbert Dube critically ill. According to a judgement by Justice Joseph Mafusire, the former ZIFA president is critically ill and unable to stand trial. The High Court has suspended the hearing of a case in which former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) group chief executive officer, Cuthbert Dube, is accused of swindling the company of millions of dollars due to his ill health.Cuthbert Dube

His trial, which has been hanging before the courts since 2017, was supposed to proceed last month. His lawyer says he is due to travel to India for treatment next…Learn More.

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