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Dr Conrad Swan, York Herald and Registrar for the College of Arms, to be Garter Principal King of Arms, on the retirement of Sir Colin Cole.

Mr NHRA Broomfield, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr Paul Christopher Tain, to be a Provincial Stipendiary Magistrate for the East and West Sussex Commission Areas, based at Brighton.

Mr George Edward Cawdron, to be a Provincial Stipendiary Magistrate for the North East London Commission Area, based at Newham.

Capt Shaun Lyons, to be Circuit judge, assigned to the South Eastern Circuit.

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The following elections have been announced by the Institute of Horticulture:

President: Mr David Welch. President-Elect: Mr Peter Thoday. Fellows (permited to use the designation FI Hort): Mr WM Dawson; Mr JD Main; Mr AW Legg; Mr RJ Smith; Mr GD Watson.