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Pride of Britain - the shortlist

The national Pride of Britain award ceremony will takes place on the 29th of October. Credit: ITV

Just before the Olympics, we launched our search for local heroes, as part of this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.

We wanted you to nominate people who go the extra mile to make a real difference to their communities and we've now whittled down the nominations to a shortlist of four.

We'll be updating this article throughout the week with the other contenders, but first it's the turn of Freddy Totesaut from Brent in north London.

Second on the list is Neil Dowden, who for more than ten years has spent the second Sunday of every month feeding homeless people in Charing Cross.

Third up is Dan Jones, a Londoner who uses art to highlight injustices around the world. He was nominated by his colleagues for his determination to bring attention to the plight of political prisoners.

The fourth of our Local Hero contenders for this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards is Cassandra Delisser from Hackney.

She helps young people facing serious challenges to enjoy some independence.

The overall winner will be announced on London Tonight at 6pm on Friday 12th October. That local hero will go on to represent the capital at the national Pride of Britain award ceremony, which takes place on the 29th of October.