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Pier owners and cookery writer top Queen's honours list

Weston-super-Mare pier owners, Kerry and Michelle Michael are amongst those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.They were awarded the MBE for services to the restoration of the Grand Pier after the fire which destroyed it in 2008.

The well-known cookery writer Mary Berry, who grew up in Bath, has been made a CBE. She has written more than 70 cookery books and most recently appeared as a judge on the television show 'The Great British Bake Off.'



Beacons lit across the Westcountry to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee

People surround the jubilee beacon at Twerton Roundhill Credit: Bob Constantine/ITV West

Among the jubilee beacons lit across the region at 10p.m. last night [Monday] was this one at Twerton Roundhill overlooking Bath.

The light shines brightly against the clear night's sky Credit: Bob Constantine/ITV West

Around a hundred people gathered to see the bonfire and sing a verse of the National Anthem. Amongst them was our reporter, Bob Constantine.

In the distance, Bob could see the Balloon Glow on Solsbury Hill on the other side of the city... there was even a spectacular moon too!

The view of the moon and balloon glow from Solsbury Hill Credit: Bob Constantine/ITV West
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