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'Oldie' honour for Ian Paisley

11 March 08 16:50 GMT

Ian Paisley has received a new title, as he was honoured with the 'Oldie of the Year' award.

Mr Paisley took the accolade for "agreeing to share power with Sinn Fein," Oldie magazine said.

It was also given as "a consolation prize for not winning the Nobel Peace Prize".

The 81-year-old announced his intention to stand down as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and First Minister last week.

Previous holders of the irreverent awards include Sir David Attenborough, Tony Blackburn and Spike Milligan.

Ian Paisley was award the accolade alongside Eileen Atkins, who won the 'Oldie Refusenik' of the Year, for turning down the advances of 31-year-old Colin Farrell.

Former BBC newsreader Moira Stuart won 'Autocutie of the Year', for her outstanding contribution to TV after over 30 years broadcasting.

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