NOMINATIONS from Huddersfield's black community are wanted to put forward for a national awards ceremony.

Key figures from the town's Afro-Caribbean community could be among those included in the African Caribbean People's Awards in November.

The ceremony is being held to commemorate 200 years since the abolition of slavery in Britain.

There will be 20 categories, to honour people past and present for their contribution to Britain's black community.

Politics, sport, fashion, business, technology and community campaigning are among the classes.

The event - to be held in London - will also pay homage to key black figures, including supermodel Naomi Campbell, Labour MP Bernie Grant, who sought an apology for Britain's involvement in slavery, and Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, who in 2004 was voted the Greatest Black Briton.

Peter Murray, one of the awards organisers, said: "This is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of black British people from all walks of life.

"Over the past 200 years, and for centuries before, we played a significant part in shaping the Britain we all know today.

"The awards are about highlighting those achievers whose stories are rarely told."

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