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# knighthood - Saturday 28 December, 2019

'Rewarding cruelty and failure': A knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith sparks controversy

In Northern Ireland, The Singing Priests – Eugene O’Hagan, Martin O’Hagan, and David Delargy – were honoured, as was Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody.

# knighthood - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Ex-English cricketer says knighthood nomination 'soured' by calls for removal over domestic abuse charge

Geoffrey Boycott was nominated for a knighthood for services to sport this week.

# knighthood - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Knighthoods for Brexiteer and Monty Python actor in UK New Year Honours list

The British divers who were involved in rescuing the Thai footballers from a cave were also honoured last night.

# knighthood - Monday 6 February, 2017

David Beckham emails exposed by hackers who 'demanded £1m'

Beckham’s spokesperson said that the emails had been hacked and doctored.

# knighthood - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Princess Beatrice apparently cut Ed Sheeran's face with a sword when 'knighting' James Blunt

Let’s file this under ‘bizarre story of the day’.

# knighthood - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Van Morrison just became Sir Van Morrison

The 70-year-old Belfast native was honoured with a knighthood today at Buckingham Palace.

# knighthood - Friday 4 December, 2015

ITV apologises for showing Ainsley Harriott in a report about Lenny Henry

The mix-up occurred during a package about Henry being knighted.

# knighthood - Friday 12 June, 2015

Sir Van the Man: The Queen has knighted Irish music legend Van Morrison

He called it a “huge honour.”

# knighthood - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

The Queen has taken Rolf Harris's honours away

Honours awarded to him in Australia were removed last month.

# knighthood - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Irishwoman awarded honorary OBE in recognition of science research

Andrea Nolan is currently Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.

# knighthood - Saturday 29 December, 2012

From The42 Bradley Wiggins' knighthood 'can't compare' to Weller honour Arise Sir Wiggo

Bradley Wiggins' knighthood 'can't compare' to Weller honour

The Tour de France champion will soon become ‘Sir Brad’ after an epic year.

# knighthood - Friday 21 December, 2012

National Library releases documents from Roger Casement's incarceration

Materials include portraits, documents relating to the degradation of his knighthood and touching letters to his family in the final days before his execution.

# knighthood - Friday 6 July, 2012

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Nine things to know this morning…

# knighthood - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

British banker has his knighthood cancelled

Knighthoods are rarely revoked but the British government said that Fred Goodwin “had brought the honours system into disrepute”.