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Alice Pyne honoured with medal in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Two teenage sisters from south Cumbria have been honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to charity in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alice Pyne (right), 16, and her sister, Milly (left), 13, from Ulverston, are among the first people in 20 years to receive the BEM after it was scrapped in 1993.

They have raised more than £100,000 for charity.

At the age of 13, Alice was diagnosed with Leukaemia and came to prominence when a list of things she wanted to achieve before she died was posted on the internet.

The list attracted the attention of the international media and she met Prime Minister David Cameron last year.

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