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Kate Bush to receive CBE from Queen at Windsor Castle

The Bexley-born star is being honoured for her services to music Credit: William Conran/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Kate Bush will be made a CBE by the Queen at Windsor Castle today. The Bexley-born star is being honoured for her services to music.

The musician, whose first hit Wuthering Heights topped the charts and instantly made her a star, was as famous for her videos and her often wild-eyed mime dancing as her voice.

Her albums and singles have graced the charts for more than 30 years but for much of that time she has retained a mysterious persona, rarely giving interviews.

Warhol paintings given royal seal of approval

Four once controversial portraits of the Queen have been given the royal seal of approval and are on show for the very first time.

The pictures, painted by pop artist Andy Warhol, were bought to mark the Diamond Jubilee and fittingly they are sprinkled with diamond dust.

Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports from the exhibition at Windsor Castle.

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Looking back on the day Windsor Castle caught fire

It is 20 years this week since a fire swept through Windsor Castle.

The damage took five years and £35 million to restore. In the first of a series of special reports,

Mike Pearse looks back at the day the castle caught fire.

He spoke to Windsor resident Roger Cunningham, safety consultant and former firefighter Bob Ward and former Berkshire County Councillor Roger Carter

Twenty-year anniversary of Windsor Castle fire

Parts of Windsor Castle are shrouded in scaffolding eight weeks after fire ripped through the Chapel and some of the state apartments. Credit: PA

On 20th November 2012 it will be 20 years since the Windsor Castle fire. The castle is the world's largest inhabited castle and is one of the official residences of the Queen.

The castle was severely damaged in the fire, which destroyed some of its most historic parts.

It took several years and a lot of money to repair the building.

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