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Pride of Britain Award Winners

2007


Anne Glover
Tesco Neighbour of the Year - Anne Glover

She suffered a terrifying hate campaign in which her car was fire-bombed, bricks were hurled through her windows and paint was thrown over her house.

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Megan Blunt
Child of Courage - Megan Blunt

To battle through cancer and suffer the heartbreak of losing a best friend to the disease is horrendous - but to write a guide to help other children cope with cancer is truly inspirational.

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Peter Lachanudis
Special Recognition - Peter Lachanudis & Susan Porter

Doorkeeper Peter Lachanudis and security guard Susan Porter knew it was risky protecting Northern Ireland's parliament building. But even they never expected to come face to face with armed mass murderer Michael Stone.

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Carol Miller
Special Recognition - Carol Miller

When a passenger who was only 24 weeks pregnant suddenly went into labour on a plane to Crete, flight attendant Carol Miller found herself delivering a seriously premature 1lb 1oz baby at 30,000ft.

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Tam Brown
GMTV Emergency Services - Tam Brown

Firefighter Tam Brown nearly lost his job after breaching safety rules to rescue a drowning woman. In March this year, Tam, 42, went against brigade regulations which forbid entry into water when he plunged into the swollen River Tay in Perth, Scotland, to reach the woman who was struggling in the freezing water.

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Vickie Peters
Princes Trust young Achiever - Vicki Peters

Happily married with two beautiful children and a job she loves, Vicki Peters has much to be thankful for. But in her teenage years she began suffering extreme highs and lows caused by undiagnosed bipolar disorder, became addicted to drink and drugs, and eventually had a severe psychotic breakdown.

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J K Rowling
Special Recognition - J K Rowling

Twelve years ago, a woman sitting in an Edinburgh coffee shop could be seen scribbling in a notebook, creating the life of schoolboy wizard Harry Potter.

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Lewis Hamilton
Inspiring Personality - Lewis Hamilton

Racing driver Lewis Hamilton shot to fame this year after a spectacular run of podium finishes in Formula One.

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Lydia Cross
Child of Courage - Lydia Cross

Brave Lydia Cross has battled against the killer disease meningitis, but still thinks of others by helping to raise crucial awareness of its deadly symptoms.

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Glasgow Airport workers
Outstanding Bravery - Glasgow Airport workers

When two crazed terrorists crashed a flaming Jeep into the main terminal at Glasgow Airport on June 30, the natural reaction of hundreds of holidaymakers was to run away. But John Smeaton, Michael Kerr, Alex McIlveen and Stephen Clarkson thought otherwise and put their own lives in danger to stop the terrorist attack.

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Sir Magdi Yacoub
Lifetime Achievement - Sir Magdi Yacoub

Eminent heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub, 71, has performed more transplants than anybody else in the world – saving thousands of lives across the globe.

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Chloe Gambrill
Fundraiser of the Year - Chloe Gambrill

Chloe Gambrill was just six years old when she signed up to run the Cancer Research UK Race For Life in memory of her 'beloved nanny' who died of cancer. But, tragically, just five weeks before the race in July 2005, Chloe was diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Michelle Cunningham
Special Recognition - SGT Michelle Cunningham and The EOD Unit

When fire-fighters realised they didn’t have the skills to tackle a highly dangerous explosion in a pyrotechnics factory, bomb disposal expert Sergeant Michelle Cunningham immediately made her way to the scene.

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Robert Dunn
Outstanding Bravery - Robert Dunn

He was just 12 years old, but it fell to Robert Dunn to save his entire family from a crazed attacker who burst into their home brandishing a meat cleaver.

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Pam Redican
Teacher of the Year - Pam Redican

Pam Redican’s dedication to so-called 'difficult' children is second to none. The mother-of-two spent her own childhood in a series of children and foster homes, and turned to alcohol as a teenager.

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Henry Allingham
Special Recognition - Henry Allingham

World War One veteran Henry Allingham remembers things that most of us have only ever read about in textbooks. At the age of 111, his life has spanned three centuries, six monarchs and 21 Prime Ministers.

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I was blown away by the whole thing when i first went. I am always amazed by the winers they are extraordinary people... - Sir Paul McCartney

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