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When Silla Carron saw her estate had degenerated into a haven for anti-social behaviour, drugs and gang culture, she bravely decided to make a stand to reclaim her North London community. It’s now been ten years since she won her Pride of Britain Neighbour of the Year Award so we thought it was a great time to revisit her to find out what’s been happening in her neighbourhood.

Lollipop lady Karin Williams received an Outstanding Bravery Pride of Britain Award in 2013 after risking her own life to act as a human shield against an out of control car.

Every week we are confronted by articles telling us that our nation’s children don’t exercise enough and are becoming a generation addicted to technology based gaming. So, when we discovered inspirational Headteacher Elaine Wyllie we had to investigate further.

When Nathan James left home at just 15 years old he had no means of supporting himself and he found that his only means to survive was to deal drugs on the streets of his hometown of Leeds. He told us "I was selling anything I could get my hands on from cannabis to heroin. I wanted to make money and drug-dealing was all I knew."

Carol Vorderman has been involved with Pride of Britain since our inception 17 years ago and as she quite rightly says "I'm not just someone who is brought in on the night, I've lived it and breathed it."

Joanne and Dan Thompson will never forget the day that they lost their beautiful baby daughter. Nine-month-old Millie was on her third day at nursery when she choked on mashed potato. Dan was working 150 miles away when he received the call to say that Millie had been taken to hospital with breathing difficulties. He rang Joanne who headed straight to the hospital to be taken to a room where her daughter’s lifeless body lay on a hospital trolley.

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