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Nigel Mansell to get Birmingham Broad Street star

Former Formula 1 driver Nigel Mansell has been honoured with a star on Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

Mansell, who won the world championship in 1992, was born near Birmingham and spent many years living in the Hall Green area.

An early memory was of being escorted home by police for karting in Robin Hood Lane, he said.

Mansell also took part in the Best of Motoring in the Midlands event, with vintage and modern cars on show.

Other Walk of Stars recipients include Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker.

Mansell said it was a great honour to receive the award even though Murray Walker got his before him.

"He's a few years older than me but I am in good company," he said.

"I think its great to be part of a very small club and to be recognised by this great city of Birmingham, which I am very proud of," he said.

Other West Midlands celebrities to have been given a star on the Walk of Fame include rock stars Ozzy Osbourne and Noddy Holder and comedians Frank Skinner and Jasper Carrott.

The Best of Motoring event saw cars such as the Austin 7, Jaguar E-type, Lotus Elan, TVR and an Aston Martin DB9 in Broad Street.

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