Gordon Brown at Malala hospital

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Malala Nobel Peace Prize petition reaches Downing Street

Shahida Choudhry (second right) and Birmingham MP Perry Bar Khalid Mamood deliver a 256,000-name petition to Downing Street. Credit: PA

A 256,000 signature petition calling for shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai to receive a Nobel Peace Prize has been delivered to Downing Street.

Shahida Choudhry, the campaigner who started the appeal, and the MP for Birmingham Perry Bar Khalid Mamood joined young campaigners from the Send My Friend to School campaign to hand the petition to the Government.

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