Diamond Jubilee in the North West

A mammoth four-day Diamond Jubilee bank holiday has kicked off. Across the North West, hundreds of street parties have been organised, as well as the lighting of Jubilee beacons. Enjoy the pictures, and send us yours!

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Beacons lit across north west

As last night's Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace was drawing to a close, thousands of beacons were being lit around the country to celebrate the Queen's 60 year reign.

A network of flames criss-crossed the country, with a number of beacons lighting up the night sky here in the north west.

Our correspondent Andy Bonner joined the build-up to the event.

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