Aycliffe Nurse Angela Landells of Ann Swyft Road has been nominated by the NHS for a “Hero” award. Angela is a Captain in the T.A. Medics who train at the Barnard Armoury in Greenwell Road.

She recently returned from Afghanistan and then contracted breast cancer and underwent an operation from which she is now recovering.

Angela, whose family came from Glasgow, has lived in the town from the age of four when she attended Sugar Hill School and later the Avenue School.

On Remembrance Sunday she was with her T.A. Unit laying a Poppy wreath at the town War Memorial.