New Year’s Honour for former Standard journalist

MBE recepient ... Chris Bates.
MBE recepient ... Chris Bates.

A former Lincolnshire Standard journalist has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours for his work on the world’s most remote inhabited island.

Chris Bates, 66, has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Tristan da Cunha interests in the UK and worldwide.

Spalding-born Chris left Grimsby Wintringham Boys’ Grammar School at 16 to be a junior reporter on the Lincolnshire Standard weekly newspaper at Boston, later working in newspaper offices in Skegness, Grimsby, Barton-on-Humber and Brigg before moving to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph in Blackburn in 1967.

For more see next week’s Skegness Standard.