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A vicar has defended a Wembley free school which forces children to eat by themselves if their parents fail to pay for school lunches on time.

A Wembley free school is forcing children to eat by themselves and denying them a hot meal if their parents fail to pay for school lunches on time.

Thirty-eight pupils in Brent were excluded from secondary school last year for sexual misconduct, figures have revealed.

A troubled primary academy in Sudbury says it is now on the right path after bringing in plans to partner with an outstanding secondary school as well as a new headteacher.

An office lined with posters from school plays staged years ago and artworks by students who have long since left has, for 12 years, been the daytime home of Queen’s Park Community School (QPCS) headteacher Mike Hulme.

A secondary school headteacher, who has worked in Brent education for 40 years, is retiring this week.

A new special school is to open to plug a demand for places.

Two academy chains which run schools in Brent are among the top performing education providers in the country, a report has revealed.

From Broadcasting House to Parliament Square, they marched. Thousands of striking teachers waved colourful banners and sang loudly: “no ifs, no buts, no education cuts”.

A national teachers’ strike will close many local schools tomorrow as staff walk out over funding cuts, pay and workloads.

Tomorrow’s national teachers’ strike will force many of Brent’s schools to close or offer a reduced timetable to selected years.

Imogen Blake travelled to a blissful five-star Staffordshire spa retreat, where she discovered that chocolate can actually be good for you...

“Albestre,” says Roberta Giaccherini, naming one of the wines produced on her Tuscan estate of vineyards and villas. She breaks into a wide smile. “It means ‘crazy women’.”

Sadie Frost is a busy woman.

Seven pet rabbits, including five babies, were thrown out of a car boot and dumped “like rubbish” on Hampstead Heath last week.

A 56-year-old man has died after suffering a heart attack on the street in Harlesden.

A beloved Kilburn theatre is set for a £5.5million transformation to secure its future for generations to come, with more wheelchair accessibility and a bigger auditorium.

A computer repair shop in Wembley has been fined for selling faulty USB phone charger plugs.

A caterer died when smoke filled the garage where she had been cooking food at her Wembley home on Thursday.

Brent Central MP Dawn Butler claims she has been “misrepresented” after reportedly saying a black Tory MP does not like talking to other black people.

A lodger accused of stabbing his flatmate to death in an attempt to steal her savings denied murder at the Old Bailey today.

An ear-biting football fan has been jailed for smashing a bottle over a man’s head at a League Cup final game at Wembley Stadium.

A father-of-two who allegedly posed with a fake gun in a Wembley car park for a music video has appeared in court.

Brent Central MP Dawn Butler has sparked another social media storm after claiming a black Tory MP prefers the company of white people.

A burst water main has caused part of the carriageway to collapse in Chamberlayne Road in Kensal Rise, closing the road to the public.

More than a quarter of foreign nurses set to start work at the hospital trust serving Brent were denied permission to work in the UK last year.

A woman who was rescued from a garage fire in Wembley has since died, the Times has learned.

A Brondesbury Park man is accused of shoving his celebrity hairdresser partner into a glass door in a drunken assault, a court heard.

The Wembley home of the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent live shows is set to close, it was announced today.

A £500 donation has made sure homeless kittens at an animal rescue centre will not go hungry.

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