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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.

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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.

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