A soldier from Leeds who ran through enemy fire to give first aid to a colleague wounded by an insurgent bomb has been recognised for his heroism. Corporal Scott Dyson, of 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, is amongst soldiers mentioned in today's Military Despatches. More to follow.
A Lincoln fish and chip shop has been named one of the top ten in Britain. The shop on Burton Road won the regional finals and will compete in the national competition in the New Year.
A daughter who lost both parents to cancer within a year has nominated the Sheffield support centre which helped her through the experience for an award.
Kate Ibbeson, 41, from Walkley, in Sheffield, put forward Weston Park Cancer Information and Support Centre for a Caring For Carers Award.
It has now been honoured by Sheffield Carers' Centre which presents the accolade to "outstanding organisations and individuals who have supported unpaid family carers in their caring role".
Lord Coe has been honoured in recognition of his work promoting the London 2012 Olympic Games to millions of children across the world through the programme International Inspiration.
The chair of the Olympic Organising Committee, and two-time Olympic gold medallist, has received Beyond Sport's "Leadership in Sport Award" for his work over the past seven years.
Nick Keller, the founder of Beyond Sport said: “There will be many positive outcomes from London 2012, but none more so than the 12 million children reached through International Inspiration."
Lord Coe said: “International Inspiration’s work has been a key part of London 2012’s vision to inspire young people around the world, and I am delighted to accept this Award from Beyond Sport on behalf of everyone who has contributed to its success.'
'' To have made a difference in the lives of over 12 million children around the world before London 2012 even gets underway is testament to the incredible power of sport.”
Calendar News received a national award from Cancer Research UK today in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the cause. The charity’s annual Flame of Hope Awards recognise the remarkable support from people from all walks of life.
Calendar scooped the Media Supporter of the Year accolade, beating off stiff competition from across the UK. Lisa Adlam picked up the award this lunchtime at a special ceremony in London hosted by Cancer Research UK’s Chairman, Michael Pragnell.
A cafe in Northallerton has been named the Top Tea Place in the UK by the Tea Guild. Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms was given the award after judges tried afternoon tea in cafes across the UK. Ten tea rooms across Yorkshire also received an Award of Excellence.
Sheffield City Council has won a Climate Week Award in the Best Local Initiative category for its free insulation programme. Home owners are advised how to reduce carbon emissions and save money, as well as getting free insulation.