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Congratulations Noddy Holder!

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has been awarded the Freedom of Walsall this evening.

It is an honour presented to people who have made a special contribution to their local area.

Noddy Holder received the Freedom of Walsall Credit: ITV News Central/Pat Fenelon

Many fans were watching the ceremony on a big screen put up in the town hall.

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Noddy Holder to be awarded the Freedom of Walsall

The band in 1975 Credit: PA

Slade Frontman Noddy (Neville) Holder will be awarded the Freedom of Walsall today.

It's an honour presented to people who have made a special contribution to their local area.

A big screen's being put up in the town hall so people can watch the ceremony.

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