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A 10-year-old who volunteers at a care home, is a Dementia Friend and has saved up pocket money to buy clothes and toiletries for the homeless is this year’s Young Citizen of the Year.

Redbridge Rotarians turned the streets of London purple as they took part in the New Year’s Parade to promote Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign.

A pair of 15-year-old twins from Chadwell Heath who have been passing on their basketball skills as volunteer coaches are this week’s Young Citizen nominees.

A 14-year-old trekker who raised more than £2,000 by traversing the capital is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

An Ilford 14-year-old who overcame loneliness by writing a 700-page epic tale dealing with the subject of mental health is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A 10-year-old Woodford Green student who has just published her very first book is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A tireless 13-year-old trekker from Chigwell who raised more than £1,000 for charity by touring the lavatories of London is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

An aspiring musician who has overcome his own special learning needs to teach the basics of Judaism to children is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

Redbridge Rotarians were joined by celebrities as they went “Purple4Polio” in the Lord Mayor’s Show to mark their progress in trying to achieve a polio free world.

A talented 23-year-old singer who has volunteered her time to unite two of the borough’s Jewish choirs is this week’s Young Citizen.

A 10-year-old volunteer who raised more than £1,000 for a care home is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A 16-year-old volunteer who has overcome being bullied and is now campaigning stamp it out across the country is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A 16-year-old who overcame dyslexia and is working to make Jewish Saturday school inclusive for children with learning difficulties is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

An Ilford eight-year-old who volunteers monthly to help feed rough sleepers and donated £70 of her birthday money to buy them food is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A driven and ambitious Kantor King Solomon pupil who worked incredibly hard to complete her Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A 15-year-old who volunteers to help feed Ilford’s rough sleepers and help primary school pupils learn to read is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A courageous 11-year-old who muzzled an “out-of-control” dog after it mauled four of his playmates – two of whom were taken to hospital – is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A hard-working student who scored high marks in his GCSEs despite battling a crippling kidney disease is this week’s Young Citizen Award nominee.

This week’s Young Citizen nominee is a 17-year-old Chigwell volunteer dedicated to helping children within the borough’s Jewish Community overcome obstacles.

A 24-year-old volunteer working to bridge the gap between worlds of the deaf and the hearing is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

Seven-year-old Karina may have been born with a hole in her heart but that hasn’t stopped her from running two kilometres every weekend.

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 grandfather who was a longstanding member of the Woodford Green political community has died.

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.


It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

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