Singing star among those to get honorary degrees

Annie Lennox Credit: PA

Annie Lennox is to be awarded with an honorary degree by the University of Essex.

The singer songwriter who found fame with the Eurthymics in the 1980s is to be presented with the award in recognition of her humanitarian work.

Also receiving honorary awards are Hertfordshire's Olympic and world champion cyclist Laura Trott and Sir Keith Mills, from Brentwood, who helped deliver the Olympics.

The degrees will be presented in July.