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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Kilburn councillor sacked from his role on Brent’s planning committee “for making the wrong decisions” has had his complaints against the council leader thrown out.

Brent Central’s MP has defended a controversial speech she made at the Labour Party conference where she said it’s “better to break the law than break the poor” when facing government cuts.

The Home Office has been branded a “disgrace” after it deported more than 100 rough sleeping Europeans from Brent over the past three years.

Brent is set to see its constituencies carved up as the Boundary Commission revealed its final proposals, but none of its Labour MPs would be in danger.

Brent Council still has more than £20.5million tied up in fracking companies despite pledging to move its pension investments away from fossil fuels, it is believed.

Dawn Butler is up for her third award from an equalities charity.

Six Brent councillors could be out of a job under a planned review of ward boundaries – and there are fears the borough’s three opposition councillors could be most at risk.

Housing and highway issues are apparently what infuriate people in Brent the most, with almost 170 complaints taken above Brent Council’s heads in the last year.

A Kilburn councillor who has been sacked from Brent’s planning committee believes he lost his seat for “voting the wrong way” on applications.

Police are investigating after a window was smashed at Brent Central MP Dawn Butler’s Willesden office over the weekend.

A driver who got fined for turning right where a “no right turn” light was switched off has been told by the council it was, in fact, illuminated – because it wasn’t night.

Brent Council may not have held a public screening of England’s World Up semi-final against Croatia – but it will be showing the final.

An “hour” of anti-government polemic from Brent’s top Labour politicians at a public police meeting infuriated Tories in the audience.

Labour kept all three seats up for grabs in the deferred Willesden Green election held yesterday.

Today sees Willesden Green voters finally make it to the polls, after the ward’s election was postponed in May after the death of former Brent Mayor Cllr Lesley Jones.

New migrants in Brent will benefit from a community outreach team and English language courses thanks to a £440,000 grant given to the town hall.

Campaigners are celebrating after Brent Council threw out an application to flatten The Good Ship pub and music venue in Kilburn High Road.

The storm didn’t stop people flowing into the Willesden New Testament Church of God for a meeting about the Windrush scandal on Tuesday afternoon.

The funeral of former Brent mayor Lesley Jones will take place on Tuesday with all friends, former colleagues and well-wishers welcome.

The controversial decision to hand over £17.8m of public money to a private developer to spruce up Wembley Park was “reviewed” and agreed in under five minutes on Monday afternoon.

A sickle cell charity in Harlesden is raising money for a headstone for a former Labour councillor who died suddenly aged 34.

Brent councillors this week awarded themselves a 17.6 per cent pay rise – but slashed the extra allowances for people sitting on scrutiny committees.

Brent’s former deputy leader has said he nearly didn’t stand for re-election as he doesn’t like the direction the Labour council is going in.

Campaigners have been given fresh hope in their call for £17.8million of public cash not to be handed over to a private developer.

He came top in Kilburn four years ago with a winning 2,162 votes in the local election. But in the early hours of this morning it was announced John Duffy had lost his seat, coming last with just 412.

Labour has won its biggest majority in Brent’s history after a night that saw the Conservatives lose half their seats and no Lib Dems elected.

Join Nathalie Raffray and Mathilde Frot as they report the news and results as they come in live from 10.30pm at the Brent Civic Centre tonight.

Police are investigating allegations of postal fraud in Dollis Hill.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Brent’s chief exec has issued a stern warning to election candidates after false rumours began circulating that a veteran councillor had died.

A Welsh Harp Labour councillor has launched a leadership bid against Cllr Muhammed Butt to “transform” Brent Council should she be re-elected tomorrow.

Brent’s Liberal Democrats have pledged to fight back in next month’s local election after severe losses in 2014.

Climate change campaigners are putting pressure on Brent Council to remove £40million of pension investments from fossil fuel companies to protect both the environment and town hall workers.

The prime minister of Jamaica told hundreds at a packed-out Kilburn church on Friday he had been personally assured of the future of Windrush immigrants in the UK by Theresa May.

A Women’s Equality Party (WEP) candidate standing in Queen’s Park wants everyone to know their employer’s gender pay gap.

A campaigner who helped put the plight of Windrush migrants onto the national agenda is standing for election in Queen’s Park.

The Green Party is hoping to win its first ever council seats in Brent with a focus on air quality.

A Wembley off-licence has been fined more than £2,000 for selling alcohol to a 15 year old boy in a sting operation.

An outspoken councillor deselected by the Labour Party is hoping to hold onto his seat in Kilburn next month – as an independent.

Brent Conservatives would launch an urgent review of the Invest4Brent scheme which owns houses as far away as Hemel Hempsted and Banbury if they win control of the council in next month’s elections.

The MP for Brent Central, Dawn Butler, visited an art studio which works with young people with learning disabilities in Wembley as part of its open day.

People in Brent are being urged to register their vote if they have not already done so.

Brent Labour Party has launched its manifesto ahead of May’s elections, as it hopes to hold onto the borough for another four-year term.

The cost of dying in Brent is set to increase by hundreds of pounds in a budget proposal passed by the council’s cabinet.

Residents that are being housed by Brent Council could be sent as far away as Banbury, a cabinet meeting heard on Monday night.

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A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

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