ITV Tyne Tees Local Hero Award: Winner announced

All this week we have been celebrating the kindness and commitment of all the finalists for our ITV Local Hero award.

Dr Joseph Chandy, Eleanor Houliston, Beryl Winter and Alex Waters were among those nominated by you for making a real difference in their community.

A tough decision for our judging panel, which included Paralympic and World Championship swimming gold medallist Josef Craig, from South Shields.

ITV News Tyne Tees presenter, Pam Royle, broke the news to this year's winner.

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Pride of Britain 2013

This year ITV News is once again joining forces with the Daily Mirror to find the individual you think deserves to be crowned our Local Hero 2013.