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Alice Pyne honoured with medal in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Two teenage sisters from south Cumbria have been honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alice Pyne (right), 16, and her sister, Milly (left), 13, from Ulverston, are among the first people in 20 years to receive the BEM after it was scrapped in 1993.

They have raised more than £100,000 for charity.

At the age of 13, Alice was diagnosed with Leukaemia and came to prominence when a list of things she wanted to achieve before she died was posted on the internet.

The list attracted the attention of the international media and she met Prime Minister David Cameron last year.

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Highest Military ranks for Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen.
The Prince of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales has been awarded the highest rank in all three military services by the Queen.

The Queen today appointed Charles honorary five-star rank in all three services to acknowledge his support in her role as Commander-in-Chief.

He becomes a Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the honorary promotion decided by the Queen.

Two members of the royal family currently hold five-star rank - the Duke of Edinburgh in all three services and the Duke of Kent, who is a Field Marshal.

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