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PUBLISHED: 13:16 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 24 August 2010

Youth politics FIVE bright young people will take up the leading roles in the borough s youth parliament. Brent Youth Parliament (BYP) is now in its second year and was first introduced by Brent Council in 2007 to give the young population a voice. The

Youth politics

FIVE bright young people will take up the leading roles in the borough's youth parliament.

Brent Youth Parliament (BYP) is now in its second year and was first introduced by Brent Council in 2007 to give the young population a voice.

The new 58-member strong group is made up of young people aged ten to 19 who were voted in by their peers.

Petergaye Palmer, 17, from Wembley High Technology College and the youth forum, Brent Youth Matters 2, who will take up the helm as the new chair, said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for BYP to persevere and beat the stereotyping of young people."

Bridging age gap

STUDENTS played bingo and board games with elderly dementia sufferers at their Christmas party.

John Kelly Boys' Technology College, in Crest Road, Neasden, holds a drop-in centre for the Friends of African/Caribbean Carers and Sufferers of Dementia charity every Thursday.

Pupils from years eight to 11 help out in their lunch break by playing bingo, board games and computer games with the elderly people.

Principal, Sandy Young said: "Having this group every week is of real importance.

"They benefit and our boys are just magnificent and have come to learn how to be helpful and at ease with the older generation."

The 'Bridging the Generation Gap' project teaches students about dementia and how to care for family members who may be affected.

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HUNGRY shoppers could be wasting up to £100 on impulse purchases through lack of vitamins, nutritionist warn.

In a study commissioned by Westfield restaurant Esca, nutritionist Dr Sarah Schenker found that the concentration levels of famished shoppers influences their buys.

The research showed shoppers' get tired and grab the nearest presents they find.

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