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Friday, August 28, 2015

Campaigners in Brondesbury Park have branded a council decision to open a homeless hostel on their housing estate “perverse” amidst claims the plans were pushed through without listening to residents’ concerns.

Costcutter Express in Harrow Road (Pic credit: Google)

A convenience store in Queen’s Park could be fined up to £40,000 after two workers were arrested for immigration offences.

Diabetes Champion Manjula Dale, Cllr Krupesh Hirani and Anne Airebamen, Brent Council Healthy Lifestyles Office,  pictured in the front row with the 11 champions who collected their certificates (Pic credit: Brent Council)

Residents in Brent are the second most likeliest to develop type-2 diabetes in London because of an unhealthy lifestyle, it has been claimed.

Notting Hill Carnival is taking place this weekend

Special parking arrangements will be in place in parts of Brent to stop revellers from the Notting Hill Carnival clogging up residential streets.

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The owner of an Irish bar in Neasden asked for permission to hold a series of 3am drinking sessions just days after being told to hand over his licence following police complaints of late-night “lock ins”.

Unsafe part-worn tyres were found at 3D Tyres Ltd (Pic credit: Brent Council)

A second company has been convicted of selling dangerous second hand tyres on the same trading estate in Alperton as another business a week ago.

Left to right: David's children Shakir, Tyhimba and Lyes Bailey (Pic credit: Angela Blake)

A talented artist from Stonebridge who died this year has been posthumously awarded for his work in the community.

Illegally parked in Hassop Road in Cricklewood

Police and Brent Council have carried out an operation targeting illegally parked cars on a service road in Cricklewood.

Campaigners outside the Kilburn branch of Speedy Cash

A payday lender in Kilburn has been accused of ‘masquerading’ as the Samaritans to entice financially strapped residents into taking out loans with yearly interest rates of up 1,223 per cent.

Crime & Court

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Police and Brent Council have carried out an operation targeting illegally parked cars on a service road in Cricklewood.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Caroline Ambrose with her brother Simon Ambrose (pic credit: Central News)

The sister of Apprentice star Simon Ambrose jumped in front of a train at Wembley Central station after she was allowed to leave a mental hospital unescorted, an inquest heard.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Romario Green was gunned down in Sudbury

A Luton man accused of shooting dead a 20-year-old in Sudbury will stand trial in February next year.

Health

Friday, August 28, 2015

Residents in Brent are the second most likeliest to develop type-2 diabetes in London because of an unhealthy lifestyle, it has been claimed.

Friday, August 21, 2015
David McVittie left the trust in March

The health trust that manages Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals had one of the highest earning chief executives in London last year, it has been claim.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Brent residents can now get evening and weekend GP appointments

Residents in Brent are now able to see a GP in the evening or at the weekend through special “access hubs” which have been launched in the borough.

Environment

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The cost of recycling in Brent has been steadily rising while a resident led campaign to clean up Wembley has seen its numbers grow to more than 450 in just a few months.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Groundsman Dave Eales with animal keeper Laura Fergi and keeper Andy Mackie after they win the Green Flag Award for the 19th consecutive year

Queen’s Park has won Green Flag status for the 19th consecutive year and picked up a prestigious Green Heritage Site award along the way.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Ann John OBE is the former leader of Brent Council

All Somali women in Brent have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), according to the former leader of Brent Council who has spent decades campaigning on the issue.

Politics

Friday, August 28, 2015

Campaigners in Brondesbury Park have branded a council decision to open a homeless hostel on their housing estate “perverse” amidst claims the plans were pushed through without listening to residents’ concerns.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Moonbay is in East Lane, Wembley (Pic credit: Angela Blake)

A bar in Wembley where 50 revellers took part in a mass brawl and another openly snorted cocaine in its beer garden has managed to keep its current opening hours.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Grandmother Kamala, 85, and her son Vishwanath, 61, whom they lost to lung cancer in 2011

Brent Council has staged a sudden climb down and apologised to a woman who was fined for parking in Queen’s Park after her youngest daughter suffered a stroke and her elderly mother displayed her disabled blue badge in the car.

Education

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Plans to create an extra 840 places by expanding two primary schools in the borough have been green light by Brent Council.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Students at Queen's Park Community School celebrated an oustanding clutch of GCSE results (Pic: Angela Blake)

With stories of GCSE success pouring in from across Brent, we take a look at how secondary schools have fared and highlight some outstanding individual performances.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students at Ark Academy celebrate success in their GCSE results this morning

Secondary school students across Brent have been busy celebrating after making the nervous journey into school to collect their GCSE results this morning.

Heritage

Saturday, August 22, 2015

India’s Independence Day was celebrated in Wembley with a flag hoisting ceremony.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
25 Kilburn Lane is on the Local List

Do you know of a building in Brent which is important to your neighbourhood?

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Doug Radcliffe MBE, 91, and son Greg are leading the

Residents of an iconic housing estate in Kilburn which was home to authors George Orwell and A.A. Milne are being charged thousands of pounds for work they claim will “mutilate” its historic character.

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