Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Award Shows Amelia That She's Town's Brightest Star

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Award Shows Amelia That She's Town's Brightest Star

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Byline: LAURA WOODCOCK

SINGING sensation Amelia Lily Oliver was shown just how proud Teesside is of her when she received a special recognition.

Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon awarded our X Factor star a memento recognising her achievements, at a reception at Middlesbrough Town Hall yesterday.

"I wanted to give some form of recognition to Amelia", said Mr Mallon. "She really took the show by storm and did us proud.

"It is important people know who they are and don't forget where they come from and Amelia certainly knows who she is and hasn't forgotten her roots."

The 17-year-old from Nunthorpe, who reached the final of the X Factor, was then given a star-embossed cut glass trophy.

"I think it epitomises the lady in front of me", added Mr Mallon.

"We have got a star in Amelia. "She will go from strength to strength and take the world by storm. I think the best is yet to come."

Amelia, 17, who has also become a Love Middlesbrough ambassador, said: "It is so nice to come home and be able to thank everyone. …

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