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Honour for Neal’s Yard Dairy founder

London SE1 website team

Cheesemaker Randolph Hodgson heads the list of local figures to be recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.

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Hodgson, chair of the Specialist Cheesemakers' Association, receives the OBE for services to the dairy industry.

He co-founded Neal's Yard Dairy in Covent Garden in 1979 and opened a branch in Park Street ten years ago. He now lives in SE1.

Also receiving the OBE is SE1 resident Dr Paul Nicholson – for services to occupational medicine.

The same honour goes to Christopher Harper, court manager of Southwark Crown Court.

Ken Knight, commissioner of the Albert Embankment-based London Fire Brigade, receives a knighthood.

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