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Fred Hodge, 100, has been housebound in Wembley for more than three months

A 100-year-old war veteran in Wembley has become a prisoner in his third-floor council flat after he was refused a transfer because ‘he doesn’t fit the criteria’.

Yesterday, 15:48
Bunk beds next to stacks of packets of rice  (Pic: Brent Council)

Officers from Brent Council have uncovered 31 immigrants living in a four-bedroom house including a woman who was using a wooden shack in the garden as her home.

Yesterday, 11:07
Cllr Muhammed Butt is the leader of Brent Council (Pic: Francis Henry)

The leader of Brent Council has apologised on a Jewish website for sharing a Facebook post that called Israel a terrorist state.

Tue, 12:00
The fire swept through the property in Stafford Road (Pic: Twitter@muathtawfiq)

An unattended incense stick is believed to have started a ferocious fire which ripped through a house in Kilburn last night.

Tue, 06:30
Tess receiving strokes at the Alzheimer Society cafe in Kingbury as part of the Mayhew Animal Home Therapaws programme

Three dogs from The Mayhew Animal Home were a howling hit in Kingsbury as they offered therapy at a dementia event.

Mon, 17:32
Chileshe Hall with daughter Na'ariyah Hall who was selling her dairy, sugar and gluten free chocolate spread at the South Kilburn Family Festival

More than 2,000 people joined in the fun at South Kilburn’s family festival.

Mon, 17:22
Mario White (Pic: City of London Police)

A man from Willesden has been jailed for his role in a “professional and sophisticated” £100,000 motorbike theft racket.

Mon, 17:01
Thirty-eight pupils were excluded for sexual misconduct. Picture: PA

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

Mon, 12:30
Hussam Elhandi has been jailed for 10 years

A female police officer has spoken about the terrifying moment when a violent armed robber from Willesden attempted to stab her as she tried to arrest him.

Sport

07:06
Nathan Sowter has become a regular member of Middlesex's T20 side. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Leg-spinner Nathan Sowter is seeking to play his part in a rare Twenty20 double for Middlesex this season.

Wycombe defender Aaron Pierre continues to be monitored by QPR

QPR are continuing to monitor developments regarding the future of Wycombe Wanderers defender Aaron Pierre.

Mon, 07:14
Middlesex's Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan feels Middlesex’s impressive County Championship form has been a key factor in their recent improvement in white-ball cricket.

Friday, July 22, 2016
200 people gathered together in Kingsbury on Friday to celebrate the life of the late Gavin Newton.

More than £2,700 was raised at a charity football game played at Silver Jubilee Park on Friday to commemorate the life of the late Gavin Newton.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Spencer McCall in action for Hendon against QPR Under-21s (Pic: DBeechPhotography)

Hendon signing Spencer McCall believes the club should be challenging for the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs as an absolute minimum this season.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Eoin Morgan batting for Middlesex

Middlesex overcame Surrey in front of a record crowd at Lord’s to strengthen their hopes of reaching the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Brondesbury's James Overy. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury batsman James Overy feels the Harman Drive side have had a useful boost of confidence after they triumphed without their talismanic overseas star Glenn Phillips and leapt into the top two places in Division Two.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Robert Morris, David Bedford OBE, Ann John OBE and Simon Lawrence at the official opening of Hendon's new ground at Silver Jubilee Park (Pic: DBeechPhotography)

Hendon officially opened their new ground at Silver Jubilee Park on Monday as the Ryman League Premier Division side embark on an exciting new chapter in their history.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Lee Cook remains a popular figure with QPR fans after proving to be a big success as a player at Loftus Road

QPR favourite Lee Cook discusses Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, his current thoughts on the Rangers squad and the need to bolster the forward line before the summer transfer window closes.

Entertainment

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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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