Local heroes to be honoured by royals

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Two people from Kirklees have been given the royal seal of approval for their work in the community.

Gordon Simms Cooper, from Gomersal and Habiban Zaman from Dewsbury have been rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with British Empire Medals for outstanding work in their fields.

Mr Cooper, who worked as a player, coach and manager with Dewsbury cricket clubs, and is now chairman of the Heavy Woolen Cricket league. He was awarded the medal for services to youth cricket.


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