As we approach the end of the furlough scheme, the future of millions of jobs hangs in the balance.

Part of a road near a major Hindu temple in Neasden will be renamed after the guru who founded it, despite huge opposition.

In the last few weeks, councils across London have introduced low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), cycle lanes and School Streets.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Readers may be aware that the way in which the local NHS is run is likely to see big changes.

Sanjeev Kapoor, one of India’s most recognised chefs, recently opened his first restaurant in the UK.

As a councillor in one of the most diverse wards in Brent, I am acutely aware of the entrenched inequality that exists here. This has been further tragically exposed by Covid-19.

A senior health official in Brent reminded people to only take Covid-19 tests if they are showing symptoms.

The sole Liberal Democrat councillor in Brent called for more representation from opposition groups on council committees to provide fairer and greater scrutiny on key decisions.

The mayor of Brent will “go down in history” after being re-elected for a second term due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time” - Maya Angelou

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

The House of Commons is now back in session and, as a member of the Science and Technology committee, I am looking forward to continuing my examination of the government’s personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement.

A park in Brent named after William Gladstone could be renamed due to the former prime minister’s association with the slave trade.

Community skips allowing Brent residents to get rid of up to five bulky items for free are returning to the borough.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

One of the privileges of being an MP and Shadow Children’s Minister is the opportunity to speak to young people on a regular basis about the challenges they are facing.

The government’s approach to grading exams has come under intense scrutiny this year, with the initial algorithm scrapped in favour of teacher assessments after nearly 40 per cent of A Level marks were brought down.

Shakira Abdi, a 17-year-old from Wembley, writes with her response to the situation.

Back to school after the summer holidays meant having a new Woolworths pencil case and getting ready to play for my school football team!

Covid has been an unprecedented game changer for most people and has set previously untested ways that we go about our lives. It has set new challenges for people, communities, local government and indeed national government.

Brent Council celebrated a year since residents in South Kilburn voted for major regeneration schemes in the area to continue – despite concerns around the quality and affordability of housing.

A leaseholder living in a new property that forms part of a major regeneration scheme in South Kilburn said she is “tired” of having to deal with “never-ending” problems with her flat.

Pop icon George Michael is to be immortalised in a nine-metre mural in Kingsbury.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Pity the poor columnist who commits anything to print this week. Government policy has had more changes than Ru Paul in a three hour TV spectacular!

Covid-19 is affecting every aspect of our communities: the consequences will be most profound for our most vulnerable residents.

London’s housing crisis is one of the most acute challenges facing residents in Brent.

Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on the finances of businesses and households across the borough.

Just over a quarter of patients discharged from north west London-based hospitals to care homes were tested for coronavirus during the peak of the pandemic, it has been revealed.


The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

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