Apart from Tony Robinson who earned a knighthood, the Queen's Birthday Honours list included awards for people, perhaps less well-known, but who have worked tirelessly to make a difference to the region.Richard Lawrence has been to meet some of them.
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The living of a home in Newquay was destroyed by fire this morning. It's believed to have spread after a tumble dryer caught fire.
Sam Mariott slipped and fell after he'd been out drinking with friends in his home town of Sidmouth on the 25th of February.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman was found in a property on Ludlow Close with serious stab wounds.