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An 11-year-old karate champion who has scooped a slew of gold and silver medals while battling Type-1 diabetes is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A schoolgirl who teaches youngsters good manners, how to respect their elders and basic Arabic for two hours a day, five-days a week has been nominated for our Young Citizen Award.

A heroic 18-year-old ice cream shop assistant swooped into action to retrieve a school boy’s phone from the clutches of masked muggers.

A 13-year-old who makes more than 50 sandwiches a week for the borough’s rough sleepers is this week’s nominee for our Young Citizen Award.

A 17-year-old Chigwell volunteer dedicated to helping children with special education needs within the borough’s Jewish community is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

An award-winning 16-year-old Seven Kings writer is championing the power of the pen to overcome mental health struggles.

An eight-year-old schoolgirl has ambitions of sharing laughter and stories by becoming a children’s author.

Families facing poverty could struggle to feed and clothe their children over the summer holidays.

A prize-winning 12-year-old chess wizard from South Woodford is encouraging his peers to put down their computer games and try their luck at becoming grandmasters.

A 22-year-old student activist from Clayhall is fighting to end discrimination at home and abroad.

A 23-year-old Ilford woman has founded a media diversity charity aiming to quash stereotypes and share untold stories.

We’ve all seen people sleeping rough in Ilford town centre. Some will give them money, others will feel sympathy but be unsure what they can do to help.

An international artist hopes to break the ice between Redbridge’s diverse communities through an interactive installation in Ilford town centre.

Bodgers staff were praised for working “like Trojans” over the last few months at a tearful morning meeting on the last day of trading.

The so-called Beast from the East coated Redbridge in a blanket of snow overnight and 17 schools have announced they will be closed today.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Redbridge will be hoping to brush off the festive cobwebs and get 2018 off to a winning start this weekend.

A teenager who has been offered a places to study at Yale university and Oxford is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A youngster who helped lead his sports team to a World Cup final – and was even named the player of the tournament – is this week’s Young Citizen award nominee.

A young girl got into the spirit 
of Christmas this year by donating her own presents to a children’s ward.

When hundreds of families were left homeless after the Grenfell Tower fire, a Redbridge College student came to their aid.

A “humble” teenager who is always thinking of others is this week’s Young Citizen Award nominee.

An 11-year-old Barkingside girl has just started secondary school despite having had chemotherapy for the last seven years to tackle an aggressive tumour.

A 16-year-old who organised charity events and raised more than £1,700 is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A hardworking pupil, who has hit 100 per cent attendance despite having to commute two hours from temporary accommodation in west London, is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

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