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Plans for new canalside housing in Alperton have been given the green light despite opposition from a neighbouring business.

Neighbours gathered at Brent Civic Centre to shine a light on the council’s “destructive” plan for Northwick Park this week.

A campaigner is at his wits’ end over LED streetlights that still aren’t shining from a Kilburn bridge – despite promises from Brent Council they would be installed months ago,

Queen’s Park has been recognised and rewarded for its eco credentials.

“Is there any chance of moving from this area?” was the rallying cry at a tense HS2 meeting in South Kilburn.

Years of dust, noise and pollution around homes and a primary school are set to be the top concerns at a meeting with HS2 chiefs scheduled for tomorrow night in Kilburn.

Cash-strapped Brent Council’s unusual plan to save money by not cutting the grass in green spaces is ruining them for everyone except the bees, parents say.

Inventing a revolutionary way to tackle water wastage has won home-schooled boys from Willesden Green a top award and “commercial interest” from businesses.

Furious neighbours say a sea of rubbish has been piling up by the railway tracks in Willesden for a year – and bosses have done nothing to clear it.

Campaigners have spoken of their disappointment after the new local government secretary refused their plea for a public inquiry into the Cricklewood Rail super-hub.

A large mural near Kilburn Tube straddling the Brent/Camden border has been blighted by graffiti – but only the Camden side of it has been cleaned.

Park users across Brent have found their local green spaces taken over by large swaths of knee-length, uncut grass – but the council says letting it grow will benefit bees and other wildlife in the long run.

A councillor has dreamt up a cure for the mattress dumping epidemic in Brent – making landlords tag them all.

You wait ages for a bus and then three come along at once.

Kingsbury neighbours say vehicles mounting the pavement outside their homes to dodge parked cars opposite have left the road unstable and unsafe.

Brent will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

An entire award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden, inspired by a young person’s journey with HIV, is being moved to a council estate in Kilburn.

A brand new theatre is set to open in Wembley Park this autumn, with a capacity of up to 2,000.

Air quality campaigners want “radical action” after Sadiq Khan’s audit found children at two primary schools in Brent are routinely exposed to illegal levels of pollution.

Campaigners in Dollis Hill have lost their fight to avoid a dump and aggregrate site which will blight their corner of Brent.

Villagers in Roe Green have a fresh fight on their hands as an appeal is lodged to put commercial football pitches in a nearby secondary school.

Rotting birds and mounds of excrement that fall from a bridge in Willesden are blighting the lives of motorists and pedestrians - but rail chiefs claim they have no cash to sort it out.

Neighbourhood campaigners are calling on Brent Council to be more transparent when it comes to planning decisions.

Kilburn’s most outspoken councillor is accusing the town hall of a graveside “cover up” after contractors clearing supposedly safe soil were photographed wearing protective breathing masks.

Diesel car drivers in Brent could soon start paying a £50 levy for parking permits under plans to clean up the borough’s filthy air.

Primary pupils in Kilburn hosted their first fashion show with bespoke clothing they made in a school project.

Brent councillors are demanding a public inquiry following Barnet’s green light for a rail “super-hub” in the face of huge opposition.

Residents and parents were left wanting further assurance after a meeting last night on asbestos contaminated ground at Paddington Old Cemetery, near Salusbury School in Kilburn.

A public meeting is set to be held tonight after asbestos was found buried in Paddington Old Cemetery last year.

Thames Water has issued an apology for not fixing a sewer vent pole before the column snapped in half on a street in Neasden.

Environmental officers are investigating whether leaking paint during a devastating factory blaze has contaminated the Welsh Harp reservoir.

Villagers face a fresh battle to block plans for floodlit football pitches to be built on a conservation area.

A scheme has been rolled out in Brent to recycle real Christmas trees bought this year to avoid them being dumped on streets.

People across Brent have slammed the council for not gritting roads ahead of a snow storm at the weekend.

Environmental campaigners are the latest to take a stand against Coca-Cola which is driving its “truckload of rubbish” into Wembley Park tomorrow.

Petitions objecting to a rubbish dump being located near homes and an infant school in Dollis Hill have gained more than 1,400 signatures in a fortnight.

Brent had the second highest number of rodent complaints in the capital in the last five years, figures reveal.

Concern is growing over plans to erect a 25metre tower in the middle of the Welsh Harp nature reserve.

Anger is mounting in Dollis Hill where plans have been lodged to place a rubbish dump near where people live and go to school.

Laing O’Rourke have won a £700 million contract to regenerate Brent Cross shopping centre.

Illegal levels of air pollution are blighting Queen’s Park even in areas far from main roads, according to a study carried out by the local community.

Grave concerns are mounting at a Kilburn cemetery after asbestos was found in a mound planned for new burial plots.

A new voluntary body which will campaign for clean air in the borough has been officially launched in Willesden.

Visitors to Brent Reservoir are being warned not to dip their hands in the water which is currently polluted by a current outbreak of toxic algae.

The sun came out as neighbours in Dollis Hill celebrated their horticultural awards win.

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