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Sleep specialist teacher nominated for award

A Yoga teacher who teaches children as young as six months old to stretch and relax has just been nominated for a top award. Dai Alford, who lives in Enfield, has been nominated in the What’s On 4 Little Ones? Awards for the Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the under-fives (south of England).

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Just splash the cash!

Gemma Hosking and Cristina Rochford-Gardiner have become passionate fundraisers since their friend was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. They managed to raise £11,000 for charity in March when they staged a comedy night and now they are trying to find people and businesses that will help them raise money at a night of dining and entertainment.

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National committee includes local A-level student

Kay Poon, a teenager from Edmonton, North London has been chosen to be part of a youth select committee that will take part in a debate in the House of Commons. The 18 year old will be debating with other teenagers about the issues affecting young people nationwide.

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Edie celebrates 103rd birthday

A 103 year old great grandmother has celebrated her birthday with family and friends and a super-sized cake! Edie Howell has lived in Enfield, North London since 1937 and celebrated her birthday with a party at the Kempe Hall Monday Club that was organised by volunteers.

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Teacher leading public poetry posting craze

Enfield teacher Yasmin Ali Khan is leading a new craze for writing poetry and posting it in public. Participants simply write a poem and post it in a public place where other people can read it. The writers also include their email address so they can receive feedback on their work.

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Charity stalwart given special award

Norman Keen, a pioneering charity campaigner, has been recognised for over a decade of tireless work. Norman, of Grange Park Avenue, Winchmore, was awarded the Stephen McAleese award for his work over 18 years setting up the east London branch of Headway, a charity that helps people who have suffered brain injuries.

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Harry Potter actors meet Great Ormond Street patient

A six year old Tottenham Hotspur fan who is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital was over the moon when he attended the hospital’s annual patients’ party. Harry Potter fan Archie Madden-Brine was delighted when he met the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter films.

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£1.8m lotto windfall for Forty Hall

Nearly £2 million has been donated by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration of Forty Hall in North London. The £1.8m will be spent on restoring the site of the Tudor building Elsyng Palace, landscape management, improved access to the grounds, a new playground and a bridge across Maidens Brook.

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Islington’s Leona confirmed for festival

The world famous Islington-born singer Leona Lewis is the headline act for a major event planned in London next summer.

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Islington girl hoping to become Miss Asian Model 2011

An Islington teenager set her sights on becoming an Asian beauty queen and winning a place in the Miss England finals.

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