New Year Honours list announced in full – from Craig David to Lewis Hamilton

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Formula One legend Lewis Hamilton has finally been given a knighthood after securing his seventh world championship.

The 35-year-old leads the way in the New Year’s Honours list after yet another storming year behind the wheel.

He equaled Michael Schumacher’s seven Formula One titles, all the while speaking out over racism and taking the knee on the grid following Black Lives Matter protests.

Hamilton is one of a handful of familiar faces to be given a gong by the Queen going into the new year.

In music, star of the '90s UK garage scene turned music producer and DJ Craig David is recognised with an MBE.

The veteran DJ is one of Britain’s most successful recording artists, having bagged 20 Top 40 singles and seven Top 40 albums throughout his 20 year career.

Veteran footballers Jimmy Greaves and Ron Flowers are also made MBEs after a long-running campaign to ensure every surviving member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad gets an honour.

The duo will finally be rewarded for their footballing excellence, and will mean that all of the historic 66 team have had an honour from Her Majesty.

There is also a damehood for actress Sheila Hancock, who made her name in the West End before becoming a perennial figure on British TV screens.

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Commenting on the award, Hancock joked she felt "slightly miscast".

Other film and TV stars to make the cut include former EastEnders actress Nina Wadia and Coronation Street stalwart Sally Dynevor .

Wadia, who rose to fame in sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, is made an OBE, while Dynevor, who has played Sally Webster on the soap since 1986, becomes an MBE.

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Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville is made a CBE for services to drama and charity, and actor Toby Jones, who counts the Harry Potter franchise among his many film credits, becomes an OBE.

One of the big names from behind the scenes to receive a gong is two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins , who is based in California and is knighted in the overseas list.

He has received 15 Academy Award nominations over the course of his career, winning for the films Blade Runner 2049 and 1917.

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Screenwriter and producer Jed Mercurio, who held the nation spellbound with TV hits including Line Of Duty and Bodyguard, is made an OBE.

From the world of fashion, ground-breaking make-up artist Pat McGrath – dubbed the "most influential make-up artist in the world" by Vogue – becomes a dame for services to the fashion and beauty industry and to diversity.

In a year dominated by the pandemic, many inspirational people have been awarded a title for their work to improve society.

People striving to end issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and social isolation also receive awards, including Kim Leadbeater – sister of murdered MP Jo Cox – who becomes an MBE.

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Many people looking out for the health and wellbeing of NHS staff during the pandemic received recognition for their efforts.

One example is Greta Westwood , chief executive of nursing charity the Florence Nightingale Foundation, who is recognised with a CBE for her work highlighting the mental health toll of the pandemic on frontline workers.

Elsewhere, former attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC receives a knighthood.

The MP for Torridge and West Devon caused controversy after advising the Government that it was legal to prorogue Parliament for five weeks in autumn 2019 – a move later ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court.

The oldest person on the list is Anne Baker , 106, from Salisbury in Wiltshire, who receives an MBE for fundraising for the NSPCC.

She is closely followed by 104-year-old Ruth Saunders, from Newbury in Berkshire, who gets an MBE for walking a marathon to raise money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Among the more unusual efforts being honoured are those of Veronica Main from Hazlemere in Buckinghamshire, who receives an MBE for services to Straw Hat Plaiting and Endangered Crafts Skills.

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