Python, divers net Queen’s hon­ours

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BRITISH divers who res­cued young soc­cer play­ers trapped in a flooded cave in Thai­land are among those be­ing recog­nised in the Queen’s New Year’s hon­ours list, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.

Twiggy, a model who shot to star­dom dur­ing the Bea­tles era, will be­come a dame while Palin, whose sec­ond ca­reer has seen him be­come an ac­claimed travel doc­u­men­tary maker, re­ceives a knight­hood.

Jim Carter, who played the acer­bic Mr Car­son in

Down­ton Abbey, was also recog­nised, as was film­maker Christo­pher Nolan, di­rec­tor of In­cep­tion and Dunkirk, and best­selling au­thor Philip Pull­man, cre­ator of the

Dark Ma­te­ri­als tril­ogy. The list also named 43 peo­ple who re­sponded quickly to the ex­trem­ist at­tacks in Manch­ester and Lon­don in 2017.

Divers Joshua Bratch­ley, Lance Cor­po­ral Con­nor Roe and Ver­non Unsworth will be made Mem­bers of the Or­der of the British Em­pire for their roles in the Thai cave res­cue at Tham Luang this year.

Four other British cave divers will re­ceive civil­ian gal­lantry awards.

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