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‘Hairy rebel’ pleased to be Sir Billy Connolly

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionBilly Connolly said he would not believe until people in Glasgow called him Sir Billy Scottish comedian Billy Connolly said he was “pleased and a little embarrassed” to get a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The 74-year-old Glaswegian said he did not know much about what it would mean. The star told [...]

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Westminster attack PC gets bravery award

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Metropolitan Police The police officer murdered in March’s Westminster attack has been awarded a posthumous bravery medal by the Queen. PC Keith Palmer’s George Medal recognises actions that “saved lives”. Gallantry awards also go to pensioner Bernard Kenny, who went to the aid of murdered MP Jo Cox, and to two men who [...]

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Queen speaks of ‘sombre national mood’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on June 17, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters took to the streets to call for action in the wake of the fire The Queen has said it is “difficult to escape a very sombre national mood” following tragedies in London and Manchester in recent weeks. The monarch said the UK had “witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies” [...]

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