People across south west Hertfordshire have been recognised for their achievements and services to society in the New Year’s Honours list.

Abbots Langley resident Dr David Docherty, the chief executive at the National Centre for Universities and Business will be awarded an OBE for his services to Higher Education and Business.

Keith Sears, from Rickmansworth, is to be handed an MBE for his services to sport. He is a former inspector of the Sports Ground Safety Authority.

Harry Bibring and Josef Perl, who are both from Bushey, will be honoured with a British Empire Medal for their services to Holocaust Education.

Harry Spiro, from Radlett, will also be given a British Empire Medal for his work towards educating people about the Holocaust.

Bushey resident Maryon Stewart is the founder of the Angelus Foundation and will receive a British Empire Medal for her services to drug education.

Susan Platten. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Business and Partnership manager at the Department for Work and Pensions is to get an MBE for helping young people.

Rosemary Hadfield, from Chorleywood, will receive an MBE for her work as the Clement Danes Trust board and associate governor at Westfield Academy in Watford.

A number of high profile names have also made the list in honour of their work and contributions to society.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will receive a knighthood, along with Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb.

Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell will become a dame and author Jilly Cooper and TV chef Rick Stein will receive CBEs.