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A leisure centre is offering free swimming to over 60s, under fives and disabled residents as part of its commitment to get Brent fit and active.

Yesterday, 18:01
Gent Gasa has lost his appeal

A Wembley man who acted as a go-between in a plot to flood the streets of London with £8million of cocaine and heroin has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name.

Yesterday, 13:24
Gavin Grant has won the right to appeal his conviction

A professional footballer found guilty of shooting a man dead on the Stonebridge Estate has won the first step in a bid to have his conviction overturned.

Yesterday, 12:58
The Mayhew is urging more people to adopt a black cat

Animal lovers are being urged to cast a happy spell on a black cat this Halloween by adopting one from a charity in Kensal Green.

Yesterday, 11:30
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Yesterday, 07:00
Cllr Roxanne Mashari

The implementation of the London Living Wage (LLW) policy by Brent Council could drive up a forecasted multi-million pound budget deficit by £11m, a council report reveals.

Thu, 17:30
The Duke of Gloucester lent his support to the campaign

A member of the Royal Family paid a visit to Kensal Green Cemetery today to lend his support for a campaign to preserve historic structures at the site.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:55

Saturday matches an ever improving Wealdstone side against a Maidenhead United team led by former QPR striker DJ Campbell.

Yesterday, 12:00
QPR defender Richard Dunne

Richard Dunne is expecting a very difficult away day on Saturday when QPR face local rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Yesterday, 09:59
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

THE LOWDOWN

Wed, 16:55
Harrow Borough boss Dave Anderson

Nick Salapatas was left to rue the one that got away as Harrow Borough bowed out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night.

Wed, 16:29
Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss Gary McCann is hopeful that one day the Greens will be able to build a fanbase like Dulwich Hamlet.

Wed, 16:21
Wealdstone maanger Gordon Bartlett. Pic: Steve Foster/WealdstoneFC

Wealdstone’s relationship with Stevenage was the key to securing the services of on-loan striker Connor Calcutt.

Wed, 14:08
QPR Under-21 manager Steve Gallen

QPR Under-21 boss Steve Gallen has compared young striker Reece Grego-Cox to fans favourite Charlie Austin.

Entertainment

Thu, 14:31

Two years on since their last sell-out shows in the UK, The Spanish Riding School of Vienna is returning back to Wembley to perform at the SSE Arena next month.

Lorraine King visited the stud farm and stables in Austria where the prestigious Lipizzaner horses are breed and trained to find out what makes them one of the most prestigious riding schools in the world.

Thu, 11:20
Vanora Bennett, journalist and novelist

At the age of three, Vanora Bennett had an invisible friend called Mr Katchinska who lived under the stove and had to be fed chocolate Smarties.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The House That Will Not Stand at The Tricycle Theatre by Marcus Gardley

Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting Designer: Paul Anderson
Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing
Composer: Paul Englishby

Cast:
Ronke Adekoluejo
Ayesha Antoine
Michele Austin
Martina Laird
Tanya Moodie
Clare Perkins
Danusia Samal
Paul Shelley

In Marcus Gardley’s 1830s New Orleans-set play, the ghost of a murdered European colonist threatens to bring down his property and his bereaved mixed race mistress and daughters. But there are few cracks evident in the buoyant UK premiere of this lyrical, witty and wildly unpredictable play.

Friday, October 17, 2014
The MOBOs will take place at The SSE Arena in Wembley on Wednesday

Europe’s biggest urban music brand is returning to London for its 19th annual awards show this Wednesday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Martina Laird plays Beatrice in The House That Will Not Stand at the Tricycle Theatre

Like the Lorca play that inspired it, The House That Will Not Stand is an intensely lyrical drama about a widow with unwed daughters who pull against her controlling will.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Professor Green - Growing Up In Public

Green shows what he can do when he puts his mind to his rhymes in this mixed bag of a return.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Kilburn Literary Festival

Featuring “sex, dogs and death”, the first ever Kilburn Literary Festival is launching in two weeks, supported by The Times.

Competitions

Wed, 17:16

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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The billionaire businessman is joining his team in the Mojave desert.

“Space is hard and today was a tough day.”

One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the craft exploded over the Mojave desert.

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

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