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Alicia Weston, who has won a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year's Honours list, has so far helped teach 1,500 vulnerable and disadvantaged people to cook and budget - and counting.

A music teacher has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take music lessons to children in poorer areas on a double-decker bus.

Seeing young people vulnerable to gang violence and postcode wars inspired a Hackney basketball coach to create a place for young people to play ball, keep them off the streets and better themselves for their futures.

Neighbours in Newington Green are fighting council plans to build 45 new homes on an estate, claiming the work would breach Islington's own conservation policies.

A woman battling breast cancer has been left heartbroken after her cherished 1960s vintage Mini was stolen from outside her Dalston home.

Hackney mayor Phil Glanville has supported campaigners in their fight to save the Hoxton Street Iceland from demolition, saying it's the only affordable supermarket in the area.



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