NOMINATIONS are now open for the Best of Darlington Awards 2016.

The awards have become a much-anticipated event in the Darlington calendar and celebrate the achievement and hard work of people across the borough.

Nominations are invited across 14 categories including two which are new for 2016 - Public Service Hero and Most Ingenious.

Nominations can be made online at or paper copy of the entry form can be collected from the Town Hall Customer Contact Centre.

Alternatively, contact 01325-406420 to have one posted out to you.

The closing date for nominations is March 25.