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THERE’S one day left to nominate a deserving voluntary group from Ripley or Heanor for a prestigious award.

Nomination forms for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service — the MBE for volunteer organisations — must be in by tomorrow, Friday.

The award, part of the UK national honours system, was created by the Queen to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers.

To nominate, visit www.direct.gov.uk/qavs or email queensaward@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk.