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Jubilee Beacon lit on Pendle Hill.

The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team have lit a Diamond Jubilee beacon on Pendle Hill.

The Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team have lit a Diamond Jubilee beacon on Pendle Hill, near Clitheroe in Lancashire. The Beacon is one of a chain of 4,000 that lit across the UK, with the final one being lit by the Queen at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

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Jubilee Beacon in Buxton will be the first to be lit tonight

Pupils at Flash Primary School in Buxton with the Beacon Credit: ITV Granada

Pupils at the Flash Primary School in Buxton wrote to the Queen inviting her to the lighting.

Buckingham Palace wrote back politely turning down the offer.

But the children were rewarded with having the first beacon installed and will be the first to be lit tonight.

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