Deserving winners celebrated at the Pride of Reading awards

Tears, laughs and lots of applause filled the Madejski Stadium in Reading on Friday as the town's most remarkable people were honoured in a glitzy ceremony.

The 14th annual Pride of Reading Awards were hosted once again by TV personality, and local celebrity Chris Tarrant - joined by ITV Meridian's very own Mel Bloor.

The event celebrates exceptional courage, standards and success from individuals, businesses and community groups in the area.

Watch the video below, to see some of the highlights of the night.