The grandson of Febronia Krzanicka, the 93-year-old who has received an award from the President of Poland for services to the Nottingham Polish community says his grandmother is "completely selfless and makes a genuine contribution".
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The announcement comes a day after a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast route was launched in a dispute over pay.
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