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

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Fri, 18:41

Beat any deep winter February blues with free comedy nights in Kilburn.

Fri, 16:36

Brent’s former mayor Bertha Joseph is calling for more use of stop and search powers by police after her grandson was mugged at knifepoint.

Fri, 15:08

An ex-soldier today admitted the manslaughter of Wembley mum Simonne Kerr, a nurse and charity campaigner who had performed on Britain’s Got Talent.

Thu, 15:01

Hardworking tradesmen were left reeling after being stung by parking tickets while picking up building supplies in Cricklewood – or so they thought.

Thu, 12:10

An abandoned kitten with highly contagious ringworm has been medically isolated by Kensal Green charity staff and unable to socialise.

Thu, 11:42

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old woman who has links to Cricklewood.

Thu, 07:00

Brent Council received more than 3,000 complaints about potholes last year, figures reveal.


Hendon stretched their unbeaten run to five games but, more importantly, ended their 14-game winless streak in all competitions with an Evo-Stik South League Southern Premier Division victory over Merthyr Town at Penydaren Park on Saturday.

Harrow Borough remained in sixth position despite another league loss with a misfiring and at times poor display against Farnborough at the Easy As HGV Stadium.

Yesterday, 18:44

Wealdstone were pegged back by St Albans in stoppage time on Saturday as the points were shared at Grosvenor Vale.

Yesterday, 12:37

Great Britain’s men were defeated 2-0 by Australia while the GB women fell to a 3-0 loss in the latest FIH Pro League double header in Perth.

Fri, 22:25

Etienne Capoue scored game’s only goal as Rs go out of cup after being stung by Hornets

Emirates FA Cup fifth round: Queens Park Rangers 0 Watford 1 (Capoue 45+1)

Fri, 16:00

Stones saw last weekend’s trip to Weston-super-Mare postponed

Fri, 13:00

St Panteleimon moved to the top of the Middlesex League Premier Division table with a 5-2 win over Lampton Park.

Fri, 10:00

Rs hope to reach quarter-finals for first time since 1995


Friday, January 18, 2019

Ishy Din’s play set in a northern cab office is a welcome insight into Margaret Thatcher’s effect on immigrant workers but a lost opportunity

Ex Taxi Driver Ishy Din says working as a cabbie gave him “raw material” for his play set in a northern taxi firm

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Electric performances and a feast of street food marked the opening of an exciting addition to Wembley’s dining scene

Customers rave about these family-friendly luxury cottages in the gorgeous Devon countryside complete with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and play area

Documentary follows a medical trial exploring whether a magic mushroom trip can reboot the brains of people with chronic depression

We spoke with Wiggins ahead of his UK tour, which starts in Manchester on Monday.

An all singing and dancing adaptation of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth lacks fangs but is a joyful celebration of Kilburn’s muddled diversity

Stephen Sharkey adapts Zadie Smith’s famously sprawling Willesden-set novel for the stage

Wembley Park will be illuminated at the weekend with a free fireworks display and light parade festival.

Trojan Records is 50 this year and a new book details the history of the Willesden label that introduced the world to reggae music.

Cool down in the heatwave with a trip to ‘the beach’ but without a long car journey

An exhibition exploring Brent’s Caribbean heritage and marking 70 years since the arrival of Empire Windrush will open in the library in Willesden Green on Thursday.

There will be a community tent to champion new voices at this year’s Queen’s Park Book Festival.

Cossak riders from Kazakhstan help to mark the 250th anniversary of circus in Willesden this weekend


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.

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