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.'
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