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Charaf El Moudden has been jailed for five years

A ‘celebrity obsessed’ burglar who targeted pop star Rita Ora’s Kensal Rise home in a raid worth more than £200,000 has been jailed for five years.

Dancers at a previous festival (Pic credit: Pete Webster)

Stallholders are needed for this year’s action-packed South Kilburn Family Festival which takes place on July 23.

Karlos Junior Bailey has been jailed

A man who robbed a bookmakers at gunpoint whilst on bail for a similar robbery in Kingsbury has been jailed for six years.

Cara Davani racially discriminated against a black worker

A director at Brent Council who left her job after a tribunal ruled she had victimised and racially discriminated against a black worker has received a payout of more than £150,000.

Police and paramedics at the scene of a shooting in Grove Way, Wembley (Pic: Twitter@LAS_JRU)

A police chief has indicated gun crime may be increasing judging by the numbers of weapons being seized by officers.

Oliver Tetlow was killed on March 9 this year

A third man has been charged today with the murder of an innocent bystander who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Harlesden.

Yesterday, 16:40
Police would like to speak to these three men

Detectives would like to speak to these three men after a tube passenger was violently robbed inside Alperton station.

Yesterday, 15:25
Saima Ahmed was last seen on August 30 last year

An unconfirmed sighting of a Wembley woman before her body was found in Scotland has come to light following a police appeal.

Yesterday, 14:43
Guilty: Charaf El Moudden

A burglar who targeted pop star Rita Ora has been found guilty of a raid worth more than £200,000 on her Kensal Rise home.

Sport

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Dawid Malan hits out for Middlesex. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Skipper Dawid Malan believes Middlesex’s NatWest T20 Blast campaign is gathering pace after they recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Yesterday, 17:00
Harrow Town skipper Gihan Herath (Pic: Paolo Minoli)

Harrow Town skipper Gihan Herath says the recent upturn in form from the ‘late bloomers’ fills him with confidence that they can have a productive season.

Yesterday, 16:50
Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones

It’s always great to see two young guys come together in a partnership like Nick Gubbins and Steve Eskinazi did this week against Lancashire.

Yesterday, 16:30
Kezie Ibe (centre) in action for Hendon (Pic: Derek Beech)

Hendon striker Kezie Ibe says the feeling of “unfinished business” played a crucial role in his decision to spurn offers from elsewhere and sign a new contract with the Greens.

Yesterday, 15:00
Jack Brydon was Shepherd's Bush highest scorer in the defeat by Richmond (Pic: Paolo Minoli)

Shepherd’s Bush’s form shows no signs of improving after they lost for the fourth time in succession, against title contenders Richmond at Bromyard Avenue.

Joel Lynch is close to joining QPR from Huddersfield

QPR are close to wrapping up the signing of Huddersfield defender Joel Lynch.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Middlesex's Dawid Malan

Skipper Dawid Malan struck an unbeaten half-century to lead Middlesex to a thrilling victory over Somerset in a rain-reduced T20 clash at Lord’s.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

It’s a shame Chris Gayle won’t be coming to Lord’s when we take on Somerset – in a way it would have been fun to play against him.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
George Bailey batting for Australia

Middlesex coach Richard Scott is predicting a “seamless transition” when George Bailey replaces Brendon McCullum as the club’s overseas player next week.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 08:00
The outdoor spa pool at Moddershall Oaks

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

Asiatic lioness, Indi

Bridget Galton and family were enthralled by an overnight experience at London Zoo’s latest attraction the Gir Lion Lodges

Theresa Edwards at work

Ceramicist Theresa Edwards is among 10 artists opening their doors in Queen’s Park on Sunday.

Willesden Fire Station crews are pulling out all the stops to honour the London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary

Families and enthusiasts are invited to Willesden for celebratory open day to honour the London Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary.

England v Scotland - Wembley Stadium - 10/5/69. Picture: Action Images / MSI

Bridget Galton talks to Bo66y director Ron Scalpello, who marks 50 years since England’s World Cup victory with a documentary on squad captain.

the arches

Maria tries out The Arches, a quirky and buzzy local restaurant in South Hampstead, with decor as eclectic as the clientele and is inspired by a smoked duck Caesar salad to recreate the delicious dressing.

Avoriaz

As we headed up to Avoriaz on windy mountain roads it suddenly came into view - perched high atop a cliff edge in the distance – and its stunning abstract architecture took my breath away.

Daniel Lapaine and Parth Thakerar in rehearsal for The Invisible Hand at the Tricycle Theatre

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar tells Bridget Galton why his play about a kidnapped American banker who teaches his captors how to play the markets shows how extremism and capitalism are more entwined than we suppose.

Castiglion Fiorentino

“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 (right) and Emma Comley. Picture: PA

Sadie Frost is a busy woman.

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone. Picture: PA

The Minister for Zimmer Frames, Ken Livingstone, talks Jeremy Corbyn, anti-Semitism claims and fearing Boris Johnson with Daniel Wittenberg.

The Man In The Woman's Shoes at The Tricycle Theatre Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi. Picture: Mark Douet

Nominated for ‘best new play’ at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2014, Mikel Murfi’s describes his one-man show, The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, as a comedy that celebrates the “extraordinary in the everyday”.

The Man In The Woman's Shoes at The Tricycle Theatre Written and Performed by Mikel Murfi. Picture: Mark Douet

Where else can you find a spot-on impression of a dog who thinks she’s a cockerel?

Left to right: Brian Jay, Barry Stokes and Vince Bva Viechweg started Essence of Soul in 2006

A soul music event in Brent for over 30s will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday.

Taron Egerton, left, stars as Eddie the Eagle alongside Hugh Jackman, right. Picture: Larry Horricks

If there is one thing the British excel at, it is plucky underdog stories. So it was inevitable that one day there would be an Eddie Edwards film, the man who after less than a year in the sport competed in the ski jump in the 1988 Winter Olympics. That it would feature Hugh Jackman was much less so.

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