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Honours for athletes, academics and community volunteers across the Anglia region

Evelyn Glennie, Ellie Robinson, Max Whitlock, John Godsen, Saskia Clark and Shirley Williams have all bee honoured. Photo: PA Images

Athletes, politicians academics and community volunteers are among the dozens of people across the Anglia region who have been rewarded by the Queen in the New Year's Honours.

Three women at their pinnacles of chosen careers have been made Companions of Honour.

Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie from Cambridgeshire, long-serving politician Baroness Shirley Williams from Hertfordshire and Cambridge an educationalist, philosopher and ethicist Baroness Warnock have joined the Order of the Companions of Honour

Baroness Shirley Williams, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Baroness Warnock become Companions of Honour. Credit: PA

Your county-by-county guide to the New Year's Honours in the Anglia region

There were awards for many of the region athletes who competed at the Olympic Games and Paralympics in Rio this year.

Max Whitlock from Pitsea in Essex has topped off a year that saw him win Britain's first Olympic gymnastics gold medal, and get engaged, with an MBE. The 23-year-old made history when he won gold in Rio on the floor, doubling his tally less than two hours later with victory on the pommel.

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson from Northampton won gold in Rio in the 50 metres butterfly at the age of 15. She also has an MBE.

There were MBEs too for sailor Saskia Clarke from Essex, cyclist Louis Rolfe from Cambridgeshire and canoeist Joe Clarke from Essex.

Max Whitlock celebrates winning an Olympic gold medal following victory on the floor apparatus in August. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Olympic cyclist Laura Trott, who became Laura Kenny over the summer, had her OBE upgraded to a CBE along with her new husband Jason.

Laura, who was brought up in Hertfordshire, has won four Olympic gold medals making her the most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history.

Newmarket horse racing trainer John Godsen was honoured with an OBE.

Ellie Robinson, Louis Rolfe and Joe Clarke all received MBEs in the New Year Honours. Credit: PA

In the entertainment world, Fifties and Sixties singer-songwriter Marty Wilde, who lives in Hertfordshire, gains an MBE at the age of 77.

Later on as a record producer, he was behind a string of 1980s hits for his daughter Kim Wilde.

Marty and Kim Wilde at the 2013 Ivor Novello awards. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images

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