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In a Westminster Hall debate in parliament earlier this month, I congratulated Brent Council on their well-deserved win of the Local Government Chronicle’s Council of the Year 2020 award.

A new gambling arcade in Harlesden has been given a green light by Brent Council, despite local concerns that this could lead to increased anti-social behaviour.

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

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

Steven (a young person in my former Stonebridge ward) has a relative infected with Covid-19.

As I write this another young life has been taken, this time in Brent, because of the scourge of knife crime.

Police have seized cannabis worth £1 million from the top floor of a building near Brent Cross.

The indoor market at Wembley Park is continuing to support independent businesses by staying open during the second lockdown.

A 23-year-old student from Kensal Rise has raised more than £70,000 to continue his pilot course after it was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Brent students spoke at an online event about how they are determined to not let the pandemic affect their education.

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

As we approach the end of our first week of this second lockdown, there seem to be as many different views about the new restrictions as there are people.

Four men have been jailed for a minimum of 98 years in total over the death of a “humble” shop worker who was fatally shot in a case of mistaken identity in Wembley.

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

So, what are these low traffic neighbourhoods? Well, these are a group of residential streets where traffic, not local to the area, is discouraged or removed.

Funeral services offered by Brent Council could increase by almost £2,000 as it looks to set up a new company to manage them.

A Willesden Green man’s legal challenge over the decision not to investigate Dominic Cummings for alleged breaches of coronavirus lockdown rules has been rejected by the High Court.

Staff at a bookshop in Queen’s Park are “more confident” tackling another lockdown thanks to the “supportive community”.

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

Sir David Attenborough recently broke the World Record for the shortest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.

The vast majority of traders in Brent are successful in dealing with minors looking to buy products such as tobacco, alcohol and knives, figures reveal.

Paintings by an eight-year-old autistic artist and singer from Colindale will be showcased in two exhibitions this month.

Brent Council defended the implementation of its ‘healthy neighbourhoods’ scheme, despite suggestions they are causing “great concern and anguish” to many residents.

Brent has done an amazing job when it comes to handling the Covid-19 pandemic, from purchasing PPE to testing and shielding constituents.

Brent Council’s leader has called for more welfare assistance as figures reveal demand for emergency financial support in London boroughs almost tripled during the first three months of lockdown.

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

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.

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