New Year Honours: Hampshire And Dorset

More than 20 people from the South Coast have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.

1,195 people have received an award in total this year, with several from Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

For the first time since the Order of the British Empire was founded in 1917, there are more women (51%) on the list than men.

Dorset's Chief Constable Deborah Simpson (pictured) has been awarded the Queen's Police Medal.

DCI Linda Dawson from Hampshire Police gets an MBE for her work to protect victims of stalking.

MBEs also go to David and Shirley Metherell from Portsmouth who founded deaf charity The Elizabeth Foundation.

The president of St John Ambulance in Hampshire, Harry Dymond, gets an MBE too, along with Weymouth coastguard Malcolm Wright.

All the South Coast's recipients are as follows:

OBE

Professor Peter Sonksen, for services to anti-doping in sport. (Upham, Hampshire)

Richard John Harwood, QC. For services to Planning and Environment Law Decision-making. (Winchester, Hampshire)

Writer and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig (University of Portsmouth chancellor)

MBE

Susan Hough, chief executive, Dorset County Football Association, for services to women's and disability football. (Poole, Dorset)

Quinton Shillingford, for services to boxing and young people. (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Mrs Helen Sinclair. Founder, Friends of the Animals. For services to Animal Welfare. (Ryde, Isle of Wight)

Mrs Wendy Catherine Townshend. Senior Scientific Officer, Ministry of Defence. For service to the Royal Navy. (Southsea, Hampshire)

Dr Carol Agnes Trotter. Consultant Psychiatrist, Portsmouth. For services to Mental Health. (Botley, Hampshire)

Professor Paul Alan Tyler. Professor of Deep-Sea Biology and Professorial Research Fellow, University of Southampton National Oceanography Centre. For services to Science. (Fordingbridge, Hampshire)

Malcolm Charles Wright. Watch Officer, HM Coastguard. For services to Her Majesty's Coastguard. (Weymouth, Dorset)

David Kenneth Metherell. Co-Founder, The Elizabeth Foundation. For services to People with Hearing Impairments and their Families. (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Mrs Shirley Metherell. Co-Founder, The Elizabeth Foundation. For services to People with Hearing Impairments and their Families. (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

John Phillips. Co-Chair, Learning Partnership Board, Isle of Wight. For services to People with Learning Disabilities. (Shanklin, Isle of Wight)

Mrs Linda Kathleen Dawson. Detective chief inspector, Hampshire Police. For services to Policing and Victims of Stalking and Harassment. (Hampshire)

Mrs Alexandra Graeme Day. Director, Adult Continuing Education, Peter Symonds College, Winchester. For services to Adult Education. (Soberton, Hampshire)

Harry Frederick David Dymond. Area president, St. John Ambulance, Hampshire. For voluntary service to First Aid and Older People. (Southampton, Hampshire)

Miss Susan Marian Fernley. Manager, Legacy Department, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For services to Maritime Safety. (Poole, Dorset)

David Alan Carter. Formerly manager. Corporate Design and Publishing, Ordnance Survey. For services to Cartography and voluntary service to the National Autistic Society and the Boys' Brigade. (Eastleigh, Hampshire)

Terry John Cordery. For services to the Dorset Fire Fighters Charity, Dorset Schools' Football Association and to the community in Ferndown, Dorset. (Ferndown, Dorset)

Susan Hough, chief executive, Dorset County Football Association, for services to women's and disability football. (Poole, Dorset)

CBE

Professor Van Jonathan Gore. Vice-Chancellor, Southampton Solent University. For services to Higher Education. (Salisbury, Wiltshire)

QUEENS POLICE MEDAL

Miss Deborah Simpson. Chief Constable, Dorset Police.

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