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Olympic stars Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah lead New Year Honours

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Stars of the London 2012 Olympic games have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, has been knighted. Victoria Pendleton, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, David Weir and Katherine Grainger are CBEs, while Andy Murray is an OBE.

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins (centre) poses with his gold medal after winning the Men's Individual Time Trial, with second placed Germany's Tony Martin and third placed Great Britain's Chris Froome (right) on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace (August 1st)

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Andy Murray: Men's Singles (Tennis)

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[Left: Bradley Wiggins / Right: Andy Murray]

Danny Boyle, who directed the Opening Ceremony, declined a knighthood. Performance directors Dave Brailsford and David Tanner, behind Team GB's cycling and rowing glory, become sirs.

Ben Ainslie, now the most decorated sailor in Olympic history, has been knighted. Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey is a dame after winning four golds.

Ewan McGregor at the Goodwood Revival 2012, Chichester.

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Stella McCartney, British Fashion Awards 2012

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[Left: Ewan McGregor / Right: Stella McCartney]

Aside from the Olympics, actor Ewan McGregor and fashion designer Stella McCartney gain OBEs, and singer Kate Bush and artist Tracey Emin are made CBEs.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips has also been made a CBE for her services to dance and charity, and 82-year-old Jeremy Lloyd is an OBE after writing credits on 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?

So You Think You Can Dance judge Arlene Phillips

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Kate Bush

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[Left: Arlene Phillips / Right: Kate Bush]

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife Cherie has been recognised for her services to women's issues and charity, winning a CBE, and illustrator Quentin Blake has also been knighted.

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