Longridge Golf Club members have had a year to remember and are celebrating a season of triumphs. Golfers at the club, based at Fell Barn, Jeffrey Hill, have enjoyed an incredible haul of team and individual successes this year.It was topped by Mark Young taking the prestigious Lancashire County Amateur Championship.As well as winning the Northern Order of Merit for the fourth time in six years, the Longridge and Lancashire golfer also took titles by winning the Mere Trophy, the Penwortham Rosebowl, the Henriques Trophy at Hesketh and the Acorn Trophy at Accrington, before leading the Open Championship local qualifying at Clitheroe Golf Club.Members came together to celebrate their achievements at the end-of-season presentation night.Club spokesperson Roger Stamp said: “Mark Young represented both Longridge and Lancashire with massive distinction in a wonderful year.“However, his most prestigious and hardest won title was the Lancashire County Amateur Championship. Tying … [Read more...] about What a year!
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National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full