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Hillsborough families to be honoured at Pride of Britain

The families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster will be honoured for their long fight for justice tonight at the Pride of Britain awards.

Margaret Aspinall, the chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, will collect the award tonight. Credit: Press Association

The award will be collected by Margaret Aspinall, chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group.

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Stars set for 'extraordinary' Pride of Britain awards

Stars have been tweeting how much they are looking forward to tonight's Pride of Britain awards, due to be broadcast on ITV 1 tomorrow evening.

More than a 100 stars from the worlds of sport, music, business and television will attend the ceremony where Britain's unsung heroes will be praised for their bravery.


Video: Pride of Britain nominee day four

Meet our final nominee for special recognition at the Pride of Britain Awards in London next month.

All this week we've been highlighting the work of people who go the extra mile for their community - people nominated by viewers as "local heroes"

Now it is time to meet a woman whose experience with a family tragedy spurred her to help others - and use music to awaken the minds of those suffering from dementia. Calendar's Mark Witty talks to Helena Muller from the Lost Chord charity.

Video: Pride of Britain nomination - Day Three

Meet the third of our nominees for the Pride of Britain Awards - as we continue the search for a "local hero" to represent ITV Yorkshire at next month's glittering awards ceremony.

This time it is the turn of woman who works tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people all over the North of England - and she knows all about the challenges faced by those who cannot hear or see.

Pride of Britain nominee day two Francine Levin

All this week we are featuring the work of amazing people who have made a real difference to the lives of those in their community. We asked you to nominate a "local hero" for the glittering Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, which take place in London next month.

Today we take a look at the work of Francine Levin, who, for two decades, has made dreams come true for children suffering from cancer. We hear from Jean Baum a former oncology ward clerk and Kerry and Ian Winter the parents of Libby in Mark Witty's report.


Pride of Britain Awards 2013

Carol Vorderman has launched the nationwide tour to find unsung heroes for this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise the UK's unsung hereos; people who are inspiring and have made a real difference.

Christine Talbot pictured today with Calendar's 2012 local hero winner John Burkhill Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Read here to find out more and details of how you can nominate someone

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Royal backing for Pride of Britain 2013

The Prince of Wales makes a speech at the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards Credit: Rowan Griffiths/Daily Mirror/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain team of researchers consider every nomination sent in. Then, from a shortlist of finalists, our panel of distinguished judges will select regional finalists to go forward for the national awards. The awards categories are:

ITV Local Hero of the Year

To recognise an individual who has improved the lives of those around them in their community. For full ITV Local Hero terms and conditions which apply go to

Fundraiser of The Year

To recognise a tireless charity fundraiser. Open to all over 16.

Outstanding Bravery

To recognise an individual who has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another.

Child or Teenager of Courage

To recognise a child or teenager whose has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another or has battled against the odds.

Lidl's Young Fundraiser of the Year

To recognise a child or teenager, under the age of 16, who has gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount.

Daybreak Emergency Services

To recognise a member or members of the police, fire, ambulance, coastguard, mountain and sea rescue services who have gone beyond the call of duty.

Find out more about the Daybreak Emergency Services award.

Teacher Of The Year

To recognise a truly inspiring teacher in primary or secondary education.

Please give the name of your parent/guardian if you are under 18.

Lifetime Achievement

To recognise an individual whose achievements have been far-reaching, possibly on a national or international level.

Special Recognition

To recognise individuals who the judging panel consider to be Pride of Britain, but whose achievements do not fit into other categories. Examples include inspiring campaigners, members of the armed forces who have helped others, carers and volunteers.

If you are under 18, please make sure you have your parent or guardian permission. If your nominee is under 18, please make sure you have their parent or guardian's permission. Please go to the nomnaton page_ _via this link

Nominations must be received by midnight on Friday 16th August 2013 to be considered for Pride of Britain 2013. All nominations received after that date will be considered for Pride of Britain 2014. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Yorkshire teen with cerebal palsy wins Teenager of Courage Award

Yorkshire teenager, Jack Carroll, won the Teenager of Courage Award at last night's Pride of Britain Awards in London.

The 14-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer, from Halifax, refuses to let his chronic condition hold him back in life and uses stand-up comedy to laugh in the face of it.

He performed his first gig at his parents' wedding anniversary in 2010 and has since become an internet sensation when his uncle uploaded footage of the gig on YouTube, which has now received more than 10,000 hits worldwide.

He speaks of his surprise of winning the award in the video below.

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