NATIONWIDE The International Council of Christians and Jews has awarded the Interfaith Gold Medallion to the Catholic journalist Clifford Langley.
The award was presented by Michael Grade, the chairman of the BBC, at a ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on February 7.
Fr Michael Seed read a tribute to Mr Longley from the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac MurphyO'Connor.
Sir Sigmund Sternberg, patron of the 1CCJ, said: "Clifford Langley's years of independent and thoughtful comment on matters of faith have earned him an audience in every one of those faith communities where ears are not closed to reason nor minds to argument."
SALFORD Loreto Catholic Sixth Form College in Hulme, Manchester, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education for "educational provision in an urban context: raising achievement and aspiration".
The prize was due to be awarded by Her Majesty the Queen in the presence of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, to the principal, Ann Clyneh, at a Buckingham Palace award ceremony on February 16.
A & St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Primary School in Cranleigh has been ranked as the hest state primary school in Surrey.
A school spokesman said: "The success of our pupils in all areas is at the top of all we do here, "The hard work of children and staff has been reflected in the excellent Year Six exam results and our placing at the top of primary schools league table for Surrey."