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4 May 1977 Jimmy Carter
1 Mar 1978 HMS Newcastle
2 Jan 1980 Cardinal Basil Hume
2 Jan 1980 Professor Sir John Walton
2 Jan 1980 Colonel George Brown
2 Jan 1980 Jackie Milburn 
2 Jan 1980 Councillor Harry Russell
2 Jan 1980 Arthur Grey
2 Jan 1980 Councillor Margaret Collins
2 Jan 1980 Councillor Tom Collins
2 Jan 1980 Councillor Bill Harding
2 Jan 1980 101st (Northumbrian) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
2 June 1982 Daisy Clark
2 June 1982 David Scott Cowper
25 Jul 1984 201 (Northern) General Hospital Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteers)
2 Oct 1985 Royal Navy Reserve (Tyne Division)
2 Apr 1986 Nelson Mandela
2 Apr 1986 Andrei Sakharov
30 Apr 1986 Bob Geldof
5 July1989 The Royal Marines
5 July 1989  St. John's Ambulance (Northumbria)
1 July 1992 Lord Justice Taylor 
26 May 1993 Newcastle United Football Club
5 Apr 1995 Councillor Sir Jeremy Beecham
1 Oct 1997 The Royal Shakespeare Company
1 Apr 1998 Councillor Theresa Science Russell
2 Feb 2000 Harriet Jean Dunlop
2 Feb 2000 Dillan Richard Horsburgh
2 Feb 2000 Nathan Lee Douglas
2 Feb 2000 Lewis John White
2 Feb 2000 Kieran Paul Crump
2 Feb 2000 Jordan Rose Nicholson
2 Feb 2000 Rachel Isobel Somerville
6 Dec 2000 The Rt. Hon. Nicholas Hugh Brown MP
6 Dec 2000 The Rt. Hon. Lord Glenamara CH
6 Dec 2000 The Sage Group PLC
6 Dec 2000 Alan Shearer
6 Dec 2000 Jonathan Edward CBE
3 Dec 2003 Jonny Wilkinson
2 Mar 2005 Sir Bobby Robson
8 May 2006 Miss Joan Silcox
8 May 2006 Lord Harry Woolf
8 May 2006 Mr Hari Shukla
9 July 2007 Ringtons
3 Oct 2007 Northern Rock plc
7 Nov 2007 King Harald V of Norway
2 Sept 2009 Greggs PLC 
2 Mar 2011 Aung San Suu Kyi
4 Sept 2013 Professor Peter Higgs
3 Feb 2016 Brendan Foster CBE
3 Feb 2016 Sir Terry Farrell CBE
25 May 2016 Sir Leonard Fenwick CBE
25 May 2016 Olivia Grant OBE
7 Sept 2016 Professor Chris Brink
1 Feb 2017 Michael Harrison
1 Feb 2017 The Little Sisters of the Poor
1 Feb 2017 Royal Air Force Boulmer
5 April 2017 Freddy Shepherd
5 April 2017 Bruce Shepherd
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26 October 2017
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