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Devon author Hilary Mantel made Dame

Hilary Mantel has won the booker prize twice Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Devon author Hilary Mantel has been made a Dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Also honoured is a charity manager from Devon has received an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

56 year old Shirley Fewings from Dawlish was instrumental for providing care for those who lost their homes in the storms earlier this year. She has also been praised for raising money to support young people in the area.


Winter Olympic gold medallist Yarnold given MBE

Yarnold took the gold in the skeleton at the Winter Olympics Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Winter Olympic gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold from Bath has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Also honoured are Bristol MP Dawn Primarolo, who's been made a Dame, and former Bath Rugby owner and businessman Andrew Brownsword - who was awarded a CBE.


Pier owners and cookery writer top Queen's honours list

Weston-super-Mare pier owners, Kerry and Michelle Michael are amongst those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.They were awarded the MBE for services to the restoration of the Grand Pier after the fire which destroyed it in 2008.

The well-known cookery writer Mary Berry, who grew up in Bath, has been made a CBE. She has written more than 70 cookery books and most recently appeared as a judge on the television show 'The Great British Bake Off.'