Bath-based musician Van Morrison has been given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The singer-songwriter is known for shying away from publicity - but continues to perform at the age of 69.
1,163 people were honoured this year - 70% of those were recognised for their community work. Our reporter Caron Bell has been to meet two very different people from the region who've devoted their lives to helping people around them.
Scout leader Amir Cheema founded the 1st Bristol Muslim Scout Group - which led to a further 74 Muslim Scout groups across the country.
81 year old Edith Duberley from Ruardean in the Forest of Dean has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her community work.