Panto is a unique British tradition and not something we have in America where this reporter is from.
Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 - so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.
A team of college students raised money and renovated a youth centre in Ilford which helps tackle knife crime.
Get over your fear of dying and come along to a Death Cafe at King George Hospital in Goodmayes to have a cuppa and some cake and find the surprising positive side to the taboo topic.
The founder of a Harold Hill charity won The Ultimate Pride of Essex award last week for helping terminally ill children for 13 years.
With a simple gesture of giving their unused clothes to the homeless in Romford a couple have started a team that goes out twice a week to help rough sleepers.
A single mother from Hornchurch who is training to be an electrician has been nominated for a Women in Construction Award.
An eight-year-old girl is joining in a fun run 5k for the hospice that cared for her great grandad and hopes he will be cheering her on from heaven.
Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.
To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.
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?
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