Wednesday, November 2, 2011

knife crime

An ex-EastEnders actress turned anti-crime activist and the head of a sweet firm are among those in England named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Brooke Kinsella, 27, who set up a trust after her brother was stabbed to death in north London, has been made an MBE.
John Winnard, of Wigan's William Santus & Co, has become an MBE for services to confectionery.
Veteran dinner lady Patricia Gilman, 65, is among hundreds of people honoured for serving their communities.
At total of 965 people were named in the honours list, of whom more than 70% were "local heroes" who have carried out unsung work for their communities.
Ms Kinsella set up the Ben Kinsella Trust in her brother's memory after the 16-year-old was killed in June 2008.
She has been appointed a government adviser and in February published a report on tackling knife crime where she said "the key word is prevention, not cure".
Meanwhile, Mr Winnard, joint managing director of the firm which has been making Uncle Joe's Mint Balls for 113 years, said: "It's great to be recognised."

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