A Nottingham artist has created an unusual portrait of the Queen by weaving together names taken from a war memorial in Ilkeston in Derbyshire.
Each individual name was machine woven onto tape and assembled into a portrait using just dressmaker pins.
Joy Pitts' portrait was inspired by the Queen's festive message last year, which recalled the Christmas Truce of 1914.
The portrait is designed to pay tribute both to World War One servicemen and to the Queen’s sixty-three year reign and dedication to the armed forces.
Children at a school in Leamington Spa joined in today's celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
Pupils at St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School stood in the shape 63 E. R. to commemorate the Queen's 63 years on the throne.
They also spent the day making crowns, singing the National Anthem and enjoying tea on the school field.
A cakemaker from Leicestershire has created a bespoke cake to mark the occasion of the Queen becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch.
The creation from Fiona Cairns was unveiled on ITV's Good Morning Britain this morning.
Fiona has produced cakes in celebration of royal events before. She was the creator of the wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
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One of the Queen's favourite vehicles, the Land Rover Defender, is to cease production in the West Midlands.
The last Land Rover Defender will be produced by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) at Solihull in December 2015.
Featuring in the Angelina Jolie film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall, the Defender name can be traced back to the early 1990s.
JLR has confirmed that Defender production will cease but has stressed a new replacement vehicle would join the Land Rover model range.
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The Queen attended a parade today for her visit to RAF Cosford.
It was the final stop in the Midlands for the Diamond Jubilee Tour, which started back in March.
The Queen arrived at Snow Hill Station this morning with The Duke of Edinburgh.
She was welcomed by crowds and warm sunshine in Birmingham's Victoria Square, followed by an official opening at the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The Queen visited RAF Cosford in Shropshire today, it was the last stop in the Midlands for her Diamond Jubilee Tour.
Yesterday she was in Hereford and Worcester, and Birmingham this morning.
The tour started on 8th March in Leicester, and last month she visited the East Midlands, including Nottingham, Stamford, Corby.