VICAR of Dibley writer Paul Mayhew-Archer is among the celebrity names in the county honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The Drayton resident, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs) for services to people with Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

The 67-year-old, who co-wrote the hit show alongside Richard Curtis, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s almost a decade ago.

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Steve Ford, chief executive at Parkinson’s UK, said: “Paul has been an incredible advocate for the Parkinson’s community. He is a role model for so many people with the condition, trusted to speak honestly about what living with Parkinson’s means for him and admired for his dedication to remain positive in the face of adversity.”

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Paul Mayhew-Archer. Picture: Richard Cave

He added added: "His passion to inform people about what it’s like living with a complex, progressive condition is inspirational. We are thrilled that Paul’s tireless efforts have been recognised in this way, and send him many congratulations and thanks for everything he continues to do for the 145,000 people living with Parkinson’s in the UK.”

Other Oxfordshire celebrities who made the list are Yorkshire-born Sally Wainwright, who now lives in Witney.

Best known for creating TV shows Gentleman Jack, Scott & Bailey, as well as Last Tango in Halifax, and Happy Valley, she has been awarded a Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to writing and television.

Baking legend Mary Berry, who already has a CBE, has also been made a dame for services to broadcasting, the culinary arts and charity.

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Mary Berry. Picture: PA Media

The Henley resident is best known in recent years a judge on the Great British Bake Off until 2016 and has published more than 75 cookery books throughout her career.

She said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed to receive this very great honour. For most of my life I have been lucky enough to follow my passion to teach cookery through books and the media.

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“I just wish my parents and brothers were here to share my joy, as my only achievement at school was just one O-level, in cookery of course."

She added: “I am immensely proud to be a dame but I don’t mind what people call me.

“I think it causes for a celebration – I think it’s normally white wine but I bet the champagne will be out.”