AWARDS which recognise inspirational women across Bolton and the North-west are being extended to the rest of the country and the rest of the world for 2021.

In the first week of opening for nominations, the She Inspires Awards have received more than 120 nominations including from as far afield as Australia.

The seventh annual awards are being held at Whites Hotel on November 25. They were originally started by Gulnaz Brennan through the Women in Neighbourhoods’ movement to honour women across the borough in every area of life.

They have grown each year although last year had to be held virtually because of the pandemic and were staged at the University of Bolton.

Then the awards were watched in more than 50 countries with over 3,000 views as Strictly Come Dancing winner Kelvin Fletcher presented the event.

High-profile women speakers included Baroness Trish Morris and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

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