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Friday, 8 September, 2000, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Sir Paul in line for BBC award
Sir Paul McCartney and daughter, Stella
Sir Paul, pictured here with daughter Stella
Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Sean Connery are among the stars nominated for a new BBC awards scheme.

The People's Awards will honour individuals from all walks of life - from celebrities and scientists to those who have performed acts of bravery or battled against adversity.

The winners are to be chosen by members of the public and will receive their prizes at a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, London next month.

Sir Sean Connery
Medal citizen: Sean Connery

Other stars nominated for the BBC initiative include singers Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams, actor Sir Michael Caine and comedian Billy Connolly.

Former Beatle Sir Paul has been put forward for a lifetime achievement award, along with pioneering heart surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.

Crusade

Robbie Williams
A big hand from Robbie Williams
Since the death of his wife, Linda, Sir Paul has become involved in the anti-landmine crusade and has donated money to disability charities supported by his partner, Heather Mills.

Recently, he announced plans to turn a 30-year-old Beatles Song - Free Now - into a dance track, with the help of the Super Furry Animals.

Nominees outside the world of entertainment include Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, wheelchair athlete Tanni Grey and peace campaigner Colin Parry, whose son was killed by an IRA bomb attack in Warrington.

The full shortlist for the awards will be revealed on BBC One this Sunday in a programme to be hosted by Michael Buerk and Gaby Roslin.

The ceremony will take place on 6 October.

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