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Yesterday, 19:07
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits the mental health unit at Central Middlesex Hospital

The Health Secretary pledged to continue funding mental health services while on a visit to a family psychiatric unit in Park Royal today.

Yesterday, 18:20
Current branch of Paddy Power in Kilburn High Street (Pic: Google Street View)

A national bookmaker’s chain is refusing to back down in its bid to open a ninth gambling den on Kilburn High Road – despite a council ruling it would have a “harmful impact” on the community.

Yesterday, 16:49
Russell Simon Chandler has been jailed for 13 years

A Tube driver from Neasden who raped one woman and sexually assaulting another in 1994 when he was a teenager has been jailed for 13 years today.

Yesterday, 15:59
Luis Nobre has been found guilty for his part in a £73 million swindle (Pic credit: Central News)

A flamboyant fraudster from Wembley has been found guilty today of conning a shipping firm out of £73 million by claiming he had secret links with the Vatican.

Yesterday, 15:39
The proposed strike has been called off Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A 48-hour Tube strike due to start tomorrow evening has been called off.

Yesterday, 12:52
Convent of Jesus and Mary students Arianna Tranza, India McGuirk Shakeira Bolaji, Michelle Soleta, Yenka Lima Zimba, Beverley Tagoe, Wilhemina Thomspon and Ines Fernandes silver were congratulated on their award by deputy mayor Cllr Parvez Ahmed. Staff member Marcia Stewart also picked up a leader's award.

A secondary school student who fought to have her best friend returned to the UK was among young people from Brent handed golden medallions and cheques for £200 at a charity awards ceremony.

Yesterday, 10:39
Susan Pollack gave her testimony to Crest Academy pupils.    Pic credit: Adam Tiernan Thomas

Pupils at a Neasden secondary school listened in silence as a Holocaust survivor gave a searing first hand account of her life in the Nazi death camps.

Thu, 15:50
Muriel Froomberg celebrated her 107th on Monday (Photo: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

A 107-year-old great-great grandmother who lived in Willesden for two decades gave up smoking just FIVE years ago because “she wanted to live a long life”.

Thu, 14:30
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced plans for congestion-busting 'flyunders' beneath Park Royal

Boris Johnson today revealed an underground mega-tunnel could be dug beneath Park Royal as part of a raft of plans to ease traffic congestion across the capital.

Sport

Yesterday, 15:30
Hooks ABC coach Steve Newland (centre) with Eddie Barrett (right) and Nathan Brown (left) at Hooks ABC's training base

Eddie Barrett continued his impressive form as he added the London Youth ABA title to his list of honours on Sunday.

Nasser El Khayati pictured at Loftus Road after completing his move to QPR on deadline day. Pic: Queens Park Rangers FC

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has every faith Nasser El Khayati will be a big success at Loftus Road.

Thu, 16:32
The triumphant Brent Under-11 squad which won 7-1 against Barking last time out

The state of youth football in Brent continues to go from strength to strength as two age groups in the borough recorded empathic victories at the weekend.

Thu, 16:00
Alex Smithies had to remain patient before getting a first-team chance at QPR, but is now relishing life at Loftus Road

QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies is looking to build on his promising run in the side and wants to see the team turn recent solid displays into much-needed wins.

Wed, 15:00
Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence (above) has backed Gary McCann to get Hendon back on track next season

Hendon chairman Simon Lawrence concedes this has been a season to forget for the club on the field, but he is looking ahead with optimism as the Greens prepare to move into a new home and build their youth development system.

QPR have completed the signing of Nasser El Khayati (right) from Burton Albion

QPR have clinched the signing of Burton Albion forward Nasser El Khayati on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
George Groves (left) with his new trainer Shane McGuigan. Pic: Lawrence Lustig

George Groves is looking to an unlikely source for motivation as he chases an elusive world title – his arch-nemesis James DeGale.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sandro has sealed a move to Premier League side West Brom on loan from QPR

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has strengthened his midfield options with the loan signing of Sandro from QPR.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Harrow Borough manager Steve Baker. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Harrow Borough boss Steve Baker believes the next 10 games will reveal whether or not lingering thoughts of the play-offs are a mere pipe-dream.

Entertainment

Yesterday, 09:01
Gina McKee as The Mother and William Postlethwaite as The Son in The Mother. Picture: Mark Douet

Bridget Galton is left reeling by this truth-bending vision of a mother torn apart by love.

The Royal china is located in Baker Street, Marylebone

Chinese food often gets a bit of a roasting mainly due to takeaways or eat-as-much-as-you-like buffets where grease is the word.

Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane at St James Theatre. Picture: Tristram Kenton

Mona Golabek’s soul-bearing production is elegaic but elegantly told, says Caroline David.

Tired of 500 per cent mark ups on wine? Well bring your own, says food blogger and cafe owner Maria Kuehn.

Jon Hopkins and Richard Durden in Ben Hur at the Tricycle Theatre. Picture: Mark Douet.

Four brilliantly versatile actors pull off this hammed up version of the sword and sandals epic, says Bridget Galton.

The game menu at Paradise By Way of Kensal Green

The game’s afoot at this poetic gastropub with a glimpse of paradise, says Bridget Galton.

Alice In Wonderland. Picture: Disney

Alex Bellotti looks at what the week-long celebration of books and culture has in store.

A Wolf In Snake Skin Shoes at The Tricycle Theatre. Picture: Mark Douet

This unsubtle update of Miliere’s Tartuffe misses its target, says Marianka Swain.

Emilio Doorgasingh (Sharuk) in The Merchant of Vembley. Picture: Shyamantha Asokan

This relocated Merchant of Venice is full of joy and insight, says Aline Waites.

Gina McKee will star in Florian Zeller's new play, The Mother. Picture: PA

The Tricycle Theatre follows up its success earlier this year with Florian Zeller’s The Father by staging his new play starring acclaimed actress Gina McKee.

Sharon D. Clarke and Ayesha Antoine in rehearsals for A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes. Picture: Mark Douet

The Crouch End actress tells Alex Bellotti why she’s happy for the audience to get involved in the Tricycle’s new show, A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes.

Picture: Kerstin Rodgers

Kerstin Rodgers, aka. the blogger Ms Marmite Lover, says a squash and a squeeze can get the most out of these versatile veg.

Yasmine Smart is the female Ringmaster hosting the Big Dutch Circus in Kingsbury  Pic credit: Adam Thomas

Roll up roll up, the Big Dutch Circus has arrived in Kingsbury.

The Merchant of Venice is transposed to the South Asian community of north west London in a black comedy of forbidden love that examines Islamaphobia, hears Bridget Galton.

The Netherlands National Circus is coming to Brent for six days and nights

Fifteen family tickets are to be won for an international circus stopping in Kingsbury next week.

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