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Carol Vorderman hails stories of bravery and courage

Carol Vorderman has hailed the Pride of Britain Awards for its stories of bravery and courage after a "celebratory" night at the 15th annual awards last night.

Vorderman, who presents the show, admitted some of the inspiring stories left her close to tears.

The former Countdown presenter revealed that eight-year-old Harley Lane, who had both of his arms and legs amputated as a result of meningtistis, rejected a kiss from X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger at the awards last night.

The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards is on ITV tonight at 8pm


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Wales' Local Hero: Awards were 'inspirational'

Wales's Local Hero - as featured on ITV News - attended the Pride of Britain Awards last night.

Phil Jones, from Wrexham, was nominated after helping raise more than £5.5m for charity, while working at Airbus.

He was chosen from among four Welsh finalists to go forward as our representative.

The award went to Anne Scarfe from Plymouth, but Phil says the ceremony was "inspirational" and that he will "carry on doing good things" for others.

Stars tweet about 'inspirational' Pride of Britain awards

Celebrities have taken to Twitter following the 15th annual Pride of Britain award ceremony, which celebrates the country's unsung heroes.

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

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.

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.

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