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Uppingham grandmother 'humbled' to receive British Empire Medal for services to community during coronavirus pandemic as six are named in Queen's birthday honours

A grandmother from Uppingham is to receive a British Empire Medal for her services to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Margaret Simpson, 74, has worked with a host of voluntary organisations to ensure elderly and vulnerable people have not been forgotten during the crisis.

She is one of six named locally in the Queen's birthday honours list released today (Saturday, October 9).

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