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More than 6,700 on-the-spot searches took place on the streets of Brent in 2019 - but police took action against fewer people.

A Wembley construction firm has been fined half a million pounds after a father-of-two was killed in a demolition project.

Enraged customers claim to have been left high and dry by a Brent Cross-based furniture seller that took thousands of pounds in orders before abruptly closing down.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Brent 3,448 times in the past two years – but just a fifth of shoplifting crimes are being solved by police.

A beauty therapist has demanded answers from Instagram after a fraudster hacked into her social media account and stole hundreds of pounds from followers.

Nine neighbourhoods in Brent are among the 10pc most ‘deprived’ in England, according to government figures.

Street food vendors have said they are struggling at a Wembley Park food mall and warned several are “on the brink of shutting” in the first year.

The ex-deputy headteacher of Copland Community School has had his claim for unfair dismissal struck out by a judge after almost 10 years.

Former Brent Council housing stock bought under Right to Buy in the last two decades has been sold off into private hands for a collective profit of £176million, new figures have revealed.

An unlicensed radio station has become the focus of a social media storm after inadvertently airing a “grotesque” spoof tape by US white supremacists.

Members of the Muslim community have spoken of their fraught experience with the global “investment” scheme called Leverage, which scores of households in North and East London paid into.

A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Almost 98 per cent of vehicle crime in Brent has gone unsolved over the past three years.

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