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OBE for Lizzy Yarnold in the Queen's Birthday honours

Lizzy Yarnold has received an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours Credit: PA

Lizzy Yarnold, the Team Bath athlete, becomes an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Lizzy, 29, won gold in the women's skeleton in Pyeongchang. She was the first British athlete to defend a Winter Olympic title.

Lizzy, who trains at the University of Bath, won consecutive Olympic gold medals in 2014 and 2018. Lizzy is the most successful British Winter Olympian and the most successful Olympic Skeleton athlete of all time from any nation. She received an MBE after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

She said she hopes her honours will serve as an inspiration to other athletes.


Fatal house fire in Bath found to have started accidentally

A 64-year-old man was rescued by firefighters but sadly later passed away. Credit: ITV News West Country

The house fire in Bath which claimed the life of a 64-year-old man was found to have started accidentally.

Four fire engines were alerted to the incident at a two-storey detached house early on Monday morning.

A 64 year-old man in a serious condition was rescued by firefighters from a first floor bedroom. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but sadly later passed away.

A second man, aged 92 years-old, was also rescued by firefighters from a second bedroom. He was also taken to hospital after suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

Crews say a third man, believed to be a neighbour who entered the property to help before emergency services arrived, was also treated for the effects of smoke inhalation but was discharged at the scene.

Bath based hurdler Eilidh Doyle takes silver medal

Eilidh Doyle celebrates winning silver in the Women's 400m Hurdles. Credit: PA images

Hurdler Eilidh Doyle, who trains in Bath, has won a silver medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games.

The 31-year-old ran 54.80 seconds to finish second behind Jamaica's Janieve Russell at the Gold Coast's Carrara Stadium on Thursday.

It's her third straight silver in the 400m hurdles after she was runner-up at the Delhi and Glasgow Games.

Originally from Scotland, Eilidh also had the honour of carrying the flag at the opening ceremony this year.

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