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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.

Court update: Man lunges at Charles' car

A protester has been bound over to keep the peace for 12 months after he lunged at a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall before the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement in Canterbury.

Jonathan Elliott, 47, was arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace after running at the car containing the royal couple.

The incident happened as guests filed into the cathedral grounds for the enthronement of the Most Rev Justin Welby as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury.


Prince of Wales opens new rehab unit for wounded soldiers

The Prince of Wales has opened a new rehabilitation centre for wounded service

personnel in Surrey, where he spoke about the number of British service

personnel being wounded in Afghanistan "on a daily basis" and said the number

of troops being injured is "astonishing".

Charles said the public does not hear much about the number of people suffering

wounds in the conflict, where his youngest son, Harry, is currently serving his

second tour of duty.

He was speaking as he opened a £16.9 million complex at the Defence Medical

Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) for wounded service personnel at Headley Court.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall toured the facility before opening the

48-bed Jubilee Rehabilitation Complex, which includes therapy

rooms and a gym for rehabilitation of wounded soldiers and a workshop for

hi-tech prosthetic limbs.

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