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 agricultural event is now in its 157th year and although there was heavy rain forecast, it didn't deter the crowds.
In true Bank Holiday style we will see some rain for a time today. However, the rest of the week is looking drier, brighter and warmer.
Big Ben's famous booming bongs will be out of action for several months during urgent repair works, the House of Commons has announced.