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Today we arrived at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle to greet our judging panel comprising of local football legend Steve Howey, TV favourite Denise Welch, Paralympic hero Stephen Miller MBE, ITV Tyne Tees and Border presenter Pam Royle, Strategic Head of Operations for the North East Ambulance Service Douglas McDougall , TSB Area Director Bev Gibson, Pride of Britain Editorial Director Shiraz Lalani and last year’s winner Lynn Lucas. Our chair Darren Thwaites was unfortunately unwell so Chronicle Live Editor Helen Dalby stepped into the role to head up proceedings.

We're proud to launch this year's Pride of the North East Awards in partnership with TSB, and we need your nominations to find 2018’s deserving and inspirational winners of this incredible region. 

Abbie experienced a difficult childhood and a strained relationship with her family growing up. This meant that from a young age, she had to become independent in the family home and take herself to and from school.

Harry, of Wallsend, was just eight when, in 2015, he lost his uncle and godfather David, 36, to sudden cardiac death. Tragically a year later his dad Steve died just three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Growing up in Chitagong, now in Bangladesh, then part of Pakistan, Ram Prasad Sengupta could hardly have imagined his life today as a world-renowned neurosurgeon, honoured by royalty for his incredible work.

Off-duty highways officer Peter Senior was having a coffee at a roadside coffee shop while Adam Tomlinson was driving home from work, when a motorcycle collided with a car on the A167 near Spennymoor, County Durham.

Born with half a heart and undergoing a record-breaking operation minutes after birth, Chanel Murrish is certainly a miracle; defying the odds and the predictions of doctors who feared she was unlikely to survive.

At 94, most people have given up working long ago - but not Harry Mercer! Harry, from North Shields, has been volunteering for over 70 years and says he’ll never stop working for others.

Mark Taylor is an inspirational teacher who has refused to let advanced Motor Neurone Disease (MND) prevent him from changing children’s lives.

Last September PC Paul Canvin was on annual leave when an armed gang burst in and attempted to rob the newsagents that he was shopping in.

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