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Hundreds of new homes in Brent are a step closer

Hundreds of new homes in Brent a step closer

The construction of hundreds of new homes in Alperton, Burnt Oak and Colindale moved one step closer as planning chiefs gave the go-ahead to two major developments.

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Cllr Ruth Moher

Brent Council hosts half-term activities for youngsters

Brent youngsters have been encouraged to take part in a host of activities which will be taking place during the half term break.

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Gladstone Park was checked for rough sleepers

Scheme launched to tackle migrant rough sleepers in Brent

Five Brent parks were checked for tents and temporary accomodation as part of an operation tackling rough sleeping in the borough.

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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

Travel: Weekend works close parts of Tube and Overground network

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.

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One of the council's CCTV car parked in a disabled bay in Harlesden

Brent Council claim mobile CCTV car ban will cost them £2.2m

A ban on the use of mobile CCTV cars will cost Brent Council £2.2million in lost revenue, town hall bosses claim.

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Youngsters showed their support to the campaign at the special event

The circus comes to Stonebridge Adventure Playground

Campaigners were treated to a dazzling spectacle in recognition of their efforts to save a popular playground in Stonebridge which is fighting for survival.

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Lisa Sampson and Aron Rename were recognised at the awards

Couple receives foster award for work with Brent children

A couple received a prestigious accolade at the special awards ceremony in recognition of their hard work as foster carers to Brent based children.

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Mansoor Miah was charged yesterday.

Kilburn man, 21, charged with sex offences involving schoolgirl, 15

A man from Kilburn has been charged with seven counts of sexual offences involving a 15-year-old girl.

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Arron, left, was stabbed to death at the age of 26, and his twin Antone died from cancer at 13

Video: Parents claim Brent Council desecrated their twin sons’ grave

A grieving mother and father are calling for an investigation claiming their twin sons’ grave was desecrated by thoughtless council workers.

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Lee Baker and Bradley Pogmore

Supermarket till burglars who targeted stores in Brent are jailed

Two burglars who targeted supermarket tills across London and the south of England including stores in Brent have been jailed.

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PC Matthew Harries has been jailed for six months

Police officer jailed for assaulting man during stop and search in Park Royal

A police officer has been jailed for beating up a man during a stop and search in Park Royal.

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Sophia Bhanji died outside the casualty unit at Northwick Park Hospital

Diabetic woman from Wembley dies after ambulance lift breaks down outside hospital

Scores have paid tribute to a Wembley woman who died at the back of an ambulance after its tail lift malfunctioned outside the A&E department at Northwick Park Hospital.

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Joshua Scott

Stonebridge teen jailed for role in the theft of 500 bicycles

A Stonebridge teenager has been jailed for his role in the theft of more than 500 bicycles across London and Hertfordshire which were sold online.

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A fire broke out at Tricycle Theatre last night (Pic credit: Twitter@vivaizzie)

Fire causes hundreds to evacuate the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn

More than 400 people were evacuated from the Tricycle Theatre yesterday evening after a fire broke out at medical centre above it.

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Cllr George Crane

New Brent Council environment chief faces “tough challenges”

A new lead member of environment for Brent Council has been appointed after the councillor who held the position stepped down from the role last month.

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Phillip Spence

Alperton man convicted of the attempted murder of three sisters

An Alperton man faces a lengthy jail sentence for the attempted murder of three sisters during a burglary they slept in their London hotel room.

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This Range Rover was stolen in Kingsbury

Police appeal after vehicle is stolen in Kingsbury

Brent police are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a sports car in Kingsbury.

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Charges dropped against Kilburn imam accused of carrying out sham marriages

An imam from Kilburn who was accused of carrying out a series of sham marriages at an Islamic centre in Westbourne Grove has had the charges against him dropped.

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DC Skowron aims to raise £3400 for the good cause

Brent cop to ride 540km in dementia charity mission

A Brent police officer will take part in a gruelling 540km bike ride from Vietnam to Cambodia in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a good cause.

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Pattrina Stevenson-Francis has been jailed (Pic credit: Herts Police)

Queen’s Park woman jailed for prison smuggling plot

A woman from Queen’s Park who tried to smuggle drugs and booze to her husband in jail has become a prisoner herself.

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Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher is the borough commander

Brent Police launch crime success advertising campaign

An advertising campaign highlighting crime success stories in the borough has been rolled out by Brent Police today.

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Brent Council are altering their pilot scheme

Changes to Wembley Stadium event day parking restrictions approved

Town hall bosses have given their seal of approval to plans to alter an existing pilot scheme to relax parking restriction during Wembley Stadium event days.

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Clive Nyawo (centre) with his employers Ros Woodward (left) and Michael Selman

Brent Central MP hosts bash in recognition of Harlesden school’s placement scheme

The MP for Brent Central hosted a celebratory bash in the House of Commons to mark the successes of a work experience scheme at a secondary school in Harlesden.

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Preston Library was closed in 2011 along with five other reading rooms across the borough

Asset of Community Value bid for axed library in Wembley

Library campaigners are set to lodge a bid to have an axed branch in Wembley listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

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Mohamed Darik

Jail for Stonebridge man after DNA is found on converted replica handguns

A Stonebridge man has been sentenced to five years behind bars for possessing replica handguns converted to fire live rounds -after his DNA was found on the weapons.

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Justin Hawkins, front, from The Darkness is auctioning off stage clothes on ebay (Pic credit: PA)

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins sells his old outfits on eBay to support The Mayhew

A rock star is auctioning off a selection of his flamboyant stage clothes in support of an animal charity in Kensal Green.

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Police would like to speak to this man after a woman was flashed at Kilburn Park station

Appeal to find Kilburn Tube station flasher

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a Tube passenger exposed himself to a woman at Kilburn station.

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C & D Food & Wine - 62, College Road, NW10 Corner shop threat of closure

Residents fight to save Kensal Rise corner shop from closure

Residents in Kensal Rise are fighting to save a beloved corner shop from being turned into housing.

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Rodney William has been banned from every pub in London

Handbag thief banned from all pubs in London for 25 years

A night out or a meal in a restaurant has become a no-no for handbag thief who has been banned from pubs and eateries in London for 25 years.

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Nicolae Patraucean has been jailed for 25 years

Man, 21, jailed for brutal murder of Colindale woman

A 21-year-old man who repeatedly stabbed a woman in her home in Colindale leaving her so mutilated it was initially unclear how she died has been jailed for life.

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New traffic rules in Harlesden will be introduced tomorrow

Harlesden town centre will welcome two-way traffic from 7am tomorrow

From 7am tomorrow two main one-way streets in Harlesden will welcome traffic from both directions in an effort to improve the town centre and make it more attractive to shoppers.

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Jerome Francis has be acquitted at Luton Crown Court

Stonebridge man acquitted of prison smuggling plot, Queen’s Park wife still on trial

A man from Stonebridge has been cleared of trying to smuggle contraband including drinks and drugs into a prison while he was a prisoner there.

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The dumped goods on Connaught Road

Builder fined for fly-tipping waste in Harlesden

A builder who fly-tipped waste on a street in Harlesden and then produced fake documents to try and prove his innocence has been fined £1,000.

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BAPS Charities take part in Sewa Day

Neasden temple helps elderly residents celebrate Sewa Day

A little magic, some comedy and a singalong were the order of the day for elderly residents and carers from local care homes in Brent over the weekend.

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Marian Calina is finally in jail

Romanian attacker who fled the UK is jailed for Wembley assault

A Romanian who attacked a man in Wembley and jumped bail before his trial by fleeing back to his homeland is finally behind bars.

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Rathy Jewellers Limited in Ealing Road, Wembley

Wembley jewellers fined for selling unhallmarked goods

A jewellery shop in Wembley and its former company director have been heavily fined for selling goods without hallmark stamps.

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Cllr Zaffar Van Kalwala has appeared in court

Brent councillor denies dangerous driving and assault charges in court

A Labour councillor in Brent has appeared in court where he denied two charges in connection with an alleged attack in Wembley.

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The couple are on trial at Luton Crown Court

Couple accused of trying to smuggle contraband into prison

A Queen’s Park woman and her prisoner husband plotted to smuggle alcohol, heroin, cannabis and mobile phones into a jail in Hemel Hempstead, a court heard.

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Police would like to speak to these two men

Hunt to find iPhone snatchers in north west London

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with three mobile phone snatches on trains in north west London.

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Cllr Michael Pavey will head the review

Brent Council to investigate their equality policy following tribunal defeat

A review into Brent Council’s equalities policies has been sanctioned following an employment tribunal ruling which found it guilty of racial discrimination against a former black employee.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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