World News: Two billionaire brothers from Blackburn have been awarded royal honours a week after clinching a £6.8bn deal to buy the Asda supermarket chain from Walmart.
Mohsin and Zuber Issa were among a number of business bosses on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
GlaxoSmithkline chief executive Emma Walmsley was also honoured.
The drugs firm is one of about 20 that is part of a global race to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
The billionaire Issa brothers started their business 20 years ago with one rented petrol station and grew it into a network of nearly 6,000 forecourts across 10 countries.
It was announced last week that the Issa brothers and private equity firm TDR Capital would take a majority stake in Asda.
Walmart said that, under the new owners, Asda will invest £1bn in the supermarket over the next three years.