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Wed, 11:53

Staff, parents and governors have lost their battle to keep a Wembley primary school open after Brent Council rubber stamped its closure in a meeting slammed as a "foregone conclusion".

A man from Romania worked in a gang of up to six to steal thousands of pounds of cash from vulnerable, elderly victims after they withdrew it at their banks.

Writers with dreams of being published are invited to a free event in Stonebridge.

An award-winning carers charity serving Brent for 25 years fears it could be forced to close after the council slashed its funding.

Fifty members of Extinction Rebellion Brent, including a former police officer, a retired firefighter and a doctor, spent last week protesting against the government's perceived lack of action on climate change.

Lidl in Wembley Park is under investigation after contractors allegedly let toxic cleaning chemicals waft around its bakery section in mid-afternoon in front of coughing customers.

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

Any regular reader of my column in the Brent & Kilburn Times will know that I am deeply concerned over the provision of healthcare services in the London Borough of Brent.

Communities in South Kilburn want a controversial regeneration ballot postponed - because 8,000 people cannot vote and others believe it is "too vague" for people to make a real choice.

Crime & Court

Wed, 09:25

A man from Romania worked in a gang of up to six to steal thousands of pounds of cash from vulnerable, elderly victims after they withdrew it at their banks.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The body of a much loved missing midwifery student murdered by a Cricklewood man has been identified by police as Joy Morgan.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Retired football coach Peter Moring is alive, contrary to claims made by a cruel con artist who posed as his son and tricked us into publishing an obituary of the former QPR scout.

Health

Friday, October 4, 2019

A free workshop on the "taboo" topic of suicide takes place at the Stonebridge Hub in Hillside from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Thursday next week for World Mental Health Day.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Saving lives is all in a day's work for Justin Honey Jones, who climbed to the top of Peru's famous trail to teach trekkers how to help in an emergency.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Emotional wellbeing and mental health was top billing at an event in Wembley which ended with a meditation.

Environment

Tue, 11:43

Fifty members of Extinction Rebellion Brent, including a former police officer, a retired firefighter and a doctor, spent last week protesting against the government's perceived lack of action on climate change.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Polluting traffic was banished and children encouraged to play freely in eight Brent streets as the council took part in the World Car-Free Day.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Brent's environmental activists, politicians, trade unionists, students and council staff held a rally in Wembley Park this morning in solidarity with the global climate strike.

Politics

Tue, 11:43

Fifty members of Extinction Rebellion Brent, including a former police officer, a retired firefighter and a doctor, spent last week protesting against the government's perceived lack of action on climate change.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

On one side, the world's biggest used car dealership. On the other, plans for the the biggest development in London since the 2012 Olympics.

A senior Brent councillor said the council will "continue to embrace" everyone in the borough after a nationwide report highlighted the scale of xenophobia at schools following the EU referendum.

Education

Wed, 11:53

Staff, parents and governors have lost their battle to keep a Wembley primary school open after Brent Council rubber stamped its closure in a meeting slammed as a "foregone conclusion".

Friday, October 4, 2019

A lack of commitment from some headteachers is proving a "major barrier" in a programme to improve the achievements of boys of black Caribbean heritage in Brent schools.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Staff and supporters of a threatened primary school in Wembley scored a victory in their battle to stop it from closing - for now.

Heritage

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The little known story of a cemetery in Willesden is revealed for the first time in a free exhibition.

Friday, September 20, 2019

An iconic roadside café in Stonebridge has made it into the transport heritage books and received a separate appreciation award for its 80 years of service.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Fine weather on Sunday may well have seen Queen's Park Day smash its attendance record, organisers believe, after thousands flocked to the annual community festival.

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