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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Crime & Court

Fri, 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.

Fri, 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.

Thu, 11:48
Police are appealing following the robbery (Pic: PA Images)

The hunt is on for two cowardly robbers who repeatedly hit a man with his own walking stick before making off with his cigarettes and £4.

Health

Fri, 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.

Wed, 09:36
The A&E poster has been banned by the Advertising Standards Agency

A poster by health chiefs in Brent telling residents they could only use Accident & Emergency departments for “life-threatening” cases has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Mon, 13:11
Dr Bhavagaya Bakshi who works at Northwick Park Hospital, at the junior doctors protest march

A 24-hour strike by junior doctors will take place at Northwick Park and Central Middlesex Hospital next week after talks with the government failed to reach an agreement.

Environment

Wed, 06:45
Protest builds outside St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Canterbury Road to stop HS2 shaft being moved next to it       Pic credit: Angela Blake

Residents in South Kilburn have accused HS2 chiefs of “inept communication” as they made a last ditch stand against a vent shaft being dug and erected next to their homes and school.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sanket Mevada, of Bassingham Road in Wembley was fined £1052 for dropping litter on nearby Norton Road.

Fly-tippers be warned: Brent Council is coming after you.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Carlton House now, left, and how it could look after (Pic: Google and Brent Council)

Council tenants in a housing block in South Kilburn are fighting plans to convert their parking spaces into a garden which will be shared with private residents.

Politics

Mon, 17:42
Sidneys off-licence is in Ealing Road (Pic: Google)

A shop that sold alcohol to a 13-year-old girl faces being banned from selling single cans of beer or lager and mini bottles of wine.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
There has been a 713 per cent hike in compensation payouts by Brent Council

Compensation payouts by Brent Council, which includes a £13,000 settlement for a woman who was injured while getting off a chair, have surged by more than 700 per cent in a year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Dawn Butler MP

Brent Central MP Dawn Butler claims she has been “misrepresented” after reportedly saying a black Tory MP does not like talking to other black people.

Education

Fri, 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.

Fri, 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.

Heritage

Tue, 09:48
Holocaust survivor Eve Kuglar, 84, tells of her childhood under Nazi occupation

Worshippers of all faiths and ages gathered at Brent Civic Centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day to make sure the horrors of genocide and lessons of the past are never forgotten.

Friday, January 29, 2016
The site will be redeveloped

Willesden Market will be temporarily moved to Neasden as plans to development its current home in Church Road become a step closer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
School children from Brent visited Auschwitz with the Holocaust Education Trust(Photo: Yakir Zur)

As ceremonies take places across the borough to mark Holocaust memorial day, we reflect on a visit taken by sixth formers from Brent last year to Auschwitz in a bid to learn first-hand about the horrors of the Holocaust.

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