Macca nominated for French honour

Congleton Guardian: Sir Paul McCartney will receive the Legion of Honour in France Sir Paul McCartney will receive the Legion of Honour in France

Sir Paul McCartney has been nominated for the French Legion of Honour for services to music - the country's highest public award.

A presidential spokesman from the Elysee Palace said the 70-year-old former Beatle - famous for hits like Hey Jude and Yesterday - will be decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande in a ceremony in Paris on Saturday.

Sir Paul will join the ranks other singers to have received the honour, including Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Dame Shirley Bassey.

Macca, who received a knighthood in the UK in 1997, has performed at both the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London this year.

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