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2019–20 Season
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News and Views: 2018–19 Season – Special Edition – 8 June 2019

Mark Watson MBE

Inspector Mark Watson (Ret'd) MBE

Forget Olivia Colman, Bear Grylls and ... Elvis Costello?!

Macclesfield Quiz League's very own Secretary and Lord High Everything Else – not to mention reigning A League Individual Champion (for the tenth time) – has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, "for services to community policing".

Full details are provided on the Cheshire Live website, where we read that Mark "has devoted his life to improving relations between the Gypsy and Irish Traveller community and police, following the murder of a schoolboy from the travelling community."

And you thought he'd devoted it to handing out the questions on a Tuesday night!

Cheshire Live (to which we are indebted for the above portrait) goes on to quote Mark: "I couldn't believe it when I opened the letter. The envelope looked like it was a tax letter from HMRC. Never for a minute did I believe anything like this could happen and I'm delighted."

You are more than entitled to be delighted Mark; without doubt this is a thoroughly well–deserved honour, and we're all very proud of you.

So that's one person who will have no trouble in future answering questions about the ranking of the British honours system. As if he ever did ...

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