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Londoner of the Day goes pop star Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, who today must find yet more space for gongs on a mantelpiece which must be already groaning under the weight of awards.

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The twenty-five year-old scooped two two trophies at last night’s NME Brat awards, held at the Brixton Academy.

Alternative music - with a small ‘a’, is celebrated by the BRATs, which eschewes chart-based pop music like Justin Bieber - who scooped Villian of the Year, last night.

The Camberwell-born singer won in the categories for Best solo artist and also Best Track at the ceremony in London.

Judges on the panel of the music weekly picked her Shake It Out for the gong.

The morning after the show, Ms Welch twitted her fans from bed, saying: “Very happy/hungover post-NME awards. Thank-you so much. Back to the duvet now…”

Last night’s success was the latest accolades for Florence and the Machine since the release of second album, Ceremonies, six months ago.

The show in south London also saw live sets by ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, who collected the Godlike Genius gong. Indie group Pulp were hailed with an award for Outstanding Contribution.

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