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An illegal Willesden subletter has been slapped with a fine of thousands of pounds, taking Brent Council to more than 100 criminal prosecutions since it began cracking down on rogue landlords.

Staff and pupils of a Brondesbury primary school praised the “incredible gesture” after a housing association gifted them nearby woodland instead of building homes on it.

Gas engineers due to start working in Kensal Rise have been temporarily pulled off the job for failing to turn up.

Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging the council to review its decision to allow developers to demolish a popular shopping parade in Dollis Hill.

The Ade Adepitan Short Breaks Centre in Kingsbury has once again been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

The chief executive of a fracking company has said he will not explore sites in Brent in the event of huge opposition.

A new organisation committed to addressing the dangers of air pollution in Brent has held its first public meeting.

Directors of two shisha cafés in Wembley and Harlesden have been fined more than £14,000 for flouting the law and operating illegally in the borough.

A petition has been launched to stop fracking in Harlesden as an energy company seeks to dig for gas in the borough.

A pair of companies that converted a family home into micro flats have been found guilty of breaching a planning enforcement notice.

Residents in Dollis Hill are furious the council has given a controversial green light for a redevelopment they say will put local shops out of business.

Very little is known about how First World War aircraft were made in factories in Kingsbury, but now the district’s aviation history is being celebrated in a free exhibition.

Landlords could soon be required to apply for a licence for their properties in designated wards and could face criminal prosecution and unlimited fines if they fail to do so.

Hundreds of residents are being assured the building they live in is safe despite its cladding failing a safety test ordered by the government after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Three small organisations in Brent have received recognition and £1,000 for the difference they make to their communities.

Residents in Roe Green Village have expressed relief that a controversial planning application to build commercial football pitches in a nearby school has been declined.

Cllr Ketan Sheth, Brent Council’s chair of community and wellbeing scrutiny committee, writes:

Brent Central MP Dawn Butler is urging the council to fit sprinklers in all of its high rise blocks to avert another fire tragedy after visiting an estate in Kilburn.

Three women from Brent including a school governor, a former nurse and a foster carer have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

A Muslim community in Wembley has condemned the terror attack in London Bridge urging the government to ‘find’ and ‘punish’ criminals severely.

A rogue travel agent from Kingsbury who conned thousands of pounds out of unsuspecting holidaymakers with non-existent flights has been jailed for a year.

Only able to crawl up and slide down stairs, a disabled woman in Kilburn claims the council is doing nothing to support her as she faces eviction from her home.

The director of a shisha café in Cricklewood is feeling the heat of tobacco offences after being fined more than £5,000 for flouting the law and operating illegally.

A shisha venue in Wembley has been fined more than £3,000 for illegally dumping pieces of old furniture near its premises.

Brent Council has pledged to work with deaf communities to provide inclusive and accessible services to residents in the borough.

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