Queen's Jubilee beacons lit

More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons have been lit across Britain and the world in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign.

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Torpoint Jubilee beacon test ahead of official lighting

Local MP Sheryll Murray was testing the beacon at Torpoint in Cornwall ahead of the official Jubilee lighting at exactly 10.15pm tonight.

Torpoint are also hoping to break the record for the longest length of recorded bunting. Their efforts currently measure in at more than three miles and it's taken more than three days to put it up.

Where are the beacons being lit?

More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons will be lit across the globe in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign.

An interactive map on the official website shows where the Diamond Jubilee beacons will be lit across the world Credit: Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons

The Queen will light the final beacon from the stage at around 10.30pm following the Diamond Jubilee concert where Stevie Wonder, JLS, Sir Elton John and a host of stars will perform in her honour.

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