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Lizzie Jones named Inspirational Woman of the Year

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– Lorraine's Inspirational Women of the Year Lizzie Jones

Inspirational mum-of-two Lizzie Jones has been named Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year in recognition of her life-saving work following the death of her husband from an undiagnosed heart condition.

In May 2015, Lizzie, 31, from Halifax, lost her husband Danny who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest while playing rugby. He was just 29 when he died, leaving behind Lizzie and their five-month-old twins Phoebe and Bobby.

Vote for Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year


Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year award, now in its sixth year, is a celebration of exceptional women in our everyday lives.

This year, our Inspirational Woman of the Year judges - Lorraine Kelly, President of Women of the Year Sandi Toksvig, and Judy Murray - were given the incredibly tough job of whittling down hundreds of deserving entries to just three finalists.

After much deliberation, our judges selected Lizzie Jones, Gill Harler and Amanda Root as their shortlisted candidates, but ultimately the final decision rests with you - the viewers.

Please find lots more information here about our three finalists before voting for your Inspirational Woman of the Year!

Teacher hailed a Kelly's Hero after tragedy averted

Jake Quickenden went back to school today to deliver a Kelly's Heroes award to a brave schoolteacher who risked his life to avert a potential tragedy.

Carl Thompson saved a coach load of pupils and fellow staff when the driver fell unconscious at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle on a busy motorway. It careered across three lanes of traffic and crashed into the central reservation.