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Now in its eleventh year, the awards were held at Pillars Restaurant at the University of West London after being arranged by the university in partnership with the Ealing Gazette and sponsored by local businesses.

Guests were welcomed UWL vice-chancellor Professor Peter John, and Gazette editor Adrian Seal told the audience: "Pride in our People has always been about focusing on the unsung heroes in the community who otherwise would not receive the recognition they so richly deserve for some truly remarkable efforts and achievements.

"This year we have received a record number of entries, which have been truly amazing, making the task for our panel of judges even harder."

The awards were hosted by former BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas, an Ealing resident for 40 years.

He said: "I am pleased to be part of an event with the local university and paper who are doing fantastic things in the community. The nominees, who have done fantastic things, should be very proud."

The Pride in our People awards has not dimmed over the years because it represents not just the incredible work being carried out by our community, but the fact that none of the finalists expect any recognition or reward for their efforts. Some were overwhelmed by the ceremony and many said there were others more deserving of the awards, but together they make an evening which reminds us of the positivity that is going on in Ealing.

The Gazette and University of West London would like to thank them and you the readers, for giving them a chance to shine.

See images from the evening below and go here to meet the winners .