They are the Capital’s inspirational residents who have worked tirelessly in the background to help others in their community without the recognition they deserve.

Now, after eight weeks of poring over hundreds of entries, the Evening News is delighted to reveal our finalists for the 2019 Local Hero Awards.

Music& Arts Category

Former rapper Jordan Butler beat homelessness and drug addiction as a teenager to found the Heavy Sound project, which seeks to use music to engage young people aged between 12 and 18, many with poor school attendance records, to improve their health and wellbeing.