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The award, presented by the MOBOs and ITV 2, is part of a wider initiative called 'Paving the Way'. The campaign celebrates renowned performers who have inspired a new generation of artists, honouring them with a paving stone in a place which means something to them.
Lenny has chosen Buffery Park in Dudley.
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A Ukip council candidate who posted an offensive tweet about the comedian Lenny Henry resigned his membership of the party after it was "mutually agreed this would be the best course", a Ukip spokesman said.
William Henwood, who suggested Henry should emigrate to a "black country", was due to stand for the party in next month's election in Enfield, north London.
Ukip council candidate William Henwood has resigned his membership of the party following a controversy over offensive comments about comedian Lenny Henry.
Dudley's Lenny Henry has thanked his fans for their support, after a UKIP candidate tweeted that he should emigrate to a "black country".
loving the 'but hang on, Lenny IS actually from the Black Country' rejoinders…priceless…thanks for having my back...
William Henwood, who is standing in a council election, made the comment in response to a speech by the actor and comedian that said ethnic minorities were under-represented on British television.
The Health Secretary has criticised a Ukip candidate for posting tweets that suggested comedian Lenny Henry should leave Britain to live in a “black country.”
Jeremy Hunt said the comments made by William Henwood, who is standing in a council election, were "absolutely disgusting".
Speaking to BBC radio programme Five Live, Mr Hunt said: "I think [Nigel Farage] needs to make it absolutely clear that it's not Ukip's view".
Asked if he thought the comments were racist, Mr Hunt replied: "Yes I do. I think it is and that's why I'd like to hear a very clear denunciation of that from Nigel Farage.
"I think it's totally unacceptable and (Lenny Henry) is as British as you and I are."