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ITV Border's Local Hero attends Pride of Britain Awards

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards took place at a glittering ceremony in London last night.

Among the awards presented was Local Hero which saw each of the ITV regions select a nominee.

Border's local hero was 19-year-old Jodie Vasquez from Carlisle who has a rare incurable condition but has raised over £11,000 for The Sick Children's Trust.

Jodie wasn't the overall winner at last night's event but thoroughly enjoyed the experience:


First Responders recognised with Pride of Britain nomination

Aspatria Community First Responders have been nominated for a Pride of Britain award.

The team provide a vital service in rural West Cumbria, attending heart attack and stroke victims within minutes.

Parts of the area they cover are so remote it can take an ambulance up to 30 minutes to get to a casualty.

In situations where minutes matter the volunteer first responders can be the difference between life and death.

Watch the full report from Samantha Parker below.

ITV Border local hero nominee

Ann 84 year old woman from Dumfries & Galloway is one of our four shortlisted nominees for the title of ITV Border's local hero that we are showcasing on Lookaround this week.

The winner will be announced on Friday and go forward to the national Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards in London later in the year.

Rosalind Grant, who lives just outside Dumfries, has spent over 60 years as a volunteer, supporting people with multiple sclerosis and she set up the local branch of the MS Society in 1953.

Lynda Boyce, volunteer development manager for the MS Society nominated Rosalind for her passion and commitment, as Kim Inglis reports:

Border region nominates its Local Heroes

The 15th annual Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards will take place next month - celebrating the exceptional actions of ordinary people.

Someone from the Border region will be going as our very own Local Hero.

You have been nominating who you think deserves the award and an invitation to the star-studded ceremony in London.

We have shortlisted four Border finalists and all of this week we will be telling you why they have been nominated.

Ryan Dollard reports on our first - Julie Crosbie, from Carlisle.

Watch his full report below.


Alice Pyne wins Pride of Britain Award

Alice Pyne Credit: ITV Border

A star-studded gala has seen some of the country's bravest citizens recognised in the Pride of Britain Awards in London.

Among the winners, all nominated by the public, was Cumbria' Alice Pyne. The 16 year old received the teenager of courage award.

Alice was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 12 and has since become a powerful campaigner through her blog.The teenager completed her "bucket list" earlier is year and as a result of one of her wishes has convinced 40,000 people in the UK to sign up to be a bone marrow donor.

She has also set up a charity called Alice's Escapes which provides holidays to the Lake District for families with seriously ill children.

Among the 100 guests were Prime Minster David Cameron, David Beckham, the Prince of Wales, Olympic heroes, and Robbie Williams.

Prince Charles, who takes part in the awards every year, said the event was a unique was to celebrate the achievements of remarkable people.

"These marvellous awards remind all of us that despite what one might think, throughout this country there are extraordinary people living selfless lives."

David Beckham said he was always delighted to take part in the awards, adding: "The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children."


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