Pride of Britain Awards

The 15th year of the Pride of Britain Awards have been marked with a gala ceremony in central London hosted by broadcaster and presenter Carol Vorderman. The awards, which celebrate the country's unsung heroes, will be screened on ITV at 8pm tonight.

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Carol Vorderman: Tonight is about unsung heroes

Carol Vorderman revealed she was preparing herself for an emotional night at the Pride of Britain awards. Speaking to ITV News on the red carpet before the show she said:

"Malala receives an award tonight, but there are many many awards to be given. We were in rehearsal today and I went a few times I have to say."

Hero lollipop lady 'just doing job'

The lollipop lady who dived in front a car to push a group of children to safety insisted she was not brave and was just acting in instinct to do her job.

Read: Lollipop lady injured saving kids commended for bravery

Describing the horrifying incident in which a 61-year-old driver lost control of his car, Karin Williams said:

I don't remember pushing the children away. I just remember standing on the pavement with the children around me waiting to cross, and the next thing I knew I was on the ground with a paramedic leaning over me telling me not to move. I wasn't in pain. I was in shock.

I'm not brave. I did my job. It was pure instinct.

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Margaret Aspinall wins Pride of Britain award

ITV News presenter Mark Austin has presented Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall with a special Pride of Britain award in recognition of her 25-year fight for justice for her family and the families of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

Coming on stage to a standing ovation along with Kenny Daglish, John Bishop, Jamie Carragher and John Barnes, she said her award was about the pride of Merseyside and thanked the people of Liverpool for supporting the families during their long search for the truth.

Lollipop lady injured saving kids commended

A lolly pop lady who threw herself in front of an out-of-control car to protect the schoolchildren she shepherds to and from school has been given an award for outstanding bravery at the Pride of Britain awards.

Karin Williams threw herself in front of an out-of-control car, in order to protect children. Credit: Twitter: @PrideofBritain

Karin Williams suffered severe injuries after she put herself between the vehicle and pupils in June.

Some of the children injured in the crash joined her on stage as she received her award from James Corden.

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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.

Unsung heroes celebrated at the Pride of Britain awards

Rescue workers who saved a woman swept away in a flood in Devon and a lollipop lady who was injured protecting children from an out-of-control car are just some of the heroes who will be celebrated at tonight's Pride of Britain awards.

The tables have been laid for the gala ceremony, when Britain's unsung heroes will be celebrated. Credit: Twitter: Pride of Britain

The 15th year of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards will be marked by a gala ceremony in central London hosted by Carol Vorderman this evening.

The awards will be screened on ITV at 8pm on Tuesday.

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.

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