Watford born Olympic boxing champion Anthony Joshua and headteacher at Watford Grammar School for Girls Helen Hyde have both been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Joshua, the Olympic heavyweight boxing gold medallist, was made an MBE, while Mrs Hyde becomes Dame Helen for her services to education.

There was also a knighthood for Dr Hossein Yassaie, of Kings Langley, chief executive of Imagination Technologies Group, for services to Technology and Innovation.

David Munns, of Rickmansworth, chairman of the board of governors, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, received an OBE for services to the music industry and charity.

There was also an MBE for David Arnold, of Bushey Heath, for services to the criminal justice system. Mr Arnold is chairman of the London Lay Observers Panel for Prisoner Escort and Custody Services.