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Friday, June 21, 2019

Bin bags made from potato peels are to be piloted in Wembley in an initiative believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Almost half of "non-emergency" potholes across Brent weren't repaired on time last year, according to a council report.

An 'armchair bandit' from Dollis Hill has been fined more than £2,000 after being caught in the act dumping his furniture on a pavement.

Climate campaigners against investment in fossil fuels took their protest directly to a Barclays bank in Wembley.

A bee corridor will bring a burst of colour to Brent's parks this summer and provide food for pollinating insects.

A disabled lecturer who has been living with a mice infestation for 17 years in his Harlesden home is pleading with his housing association to move him.

The familiar site of discarded chewing gum at suburban Tube stations is likely to remain - as transport chiefs admit defeat in ending the scourge.

Neighbours in Kilburn have slammed Brent's contractors who fail to empty their bins or leave a trail of rubbish behind when they do.

Councillors across Brent and Barnet were united in their anger at not being told of an exhibition outlining plans for a station in Brent Cross.

Harlesden and Neasden are home to three of Britain's 10 worst polluted areas, a new index of toxic air shows.

Neighbours gathered for their second protest in two years demanding to know why a waste disposal site in Cricklewood still hasn't been moved off their doorsteps.

Eco-warriors from a secondary school in Kenton picked up community neighbours for a giant litter pick in their local park.

Pupils at a Kilburn primary school are gearing up to take part in a cycling challenge to raise awareness of toxic air.

Campaigners fighting for Staples Corner to be cleared have won a promise that the flytipping hotspot will be "deep cleaned".

Motorists in Brent are being asked to switch off their engines when parked for more than a minute or face a £40 fine.

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

Imagine someone leaving a tap running for five years.

Photographers have been out and about this morning capturing the beauty of last night's snow fall in Brent.

Rail users are calling on TfL to clear the "disgusting" carpets of chewing gum from the platforms at one of Brent's busiest Tube stations.

A newly refurbished gastropub is opening in Kensal Green just in time for festive drinks.

Harlesden schoolkids helped a developer plant 100 saplings in their local park to offset the effects of carbon emissions at a nearby development.

Pupils from a primary and secondary school in Kenton joined forces to plant hundreds of bulbs to raise awareness of polio.

Spurs have put in a request to play 17 extra matches at Wembley Stadium before they return to White Hart Lane, with objections mounting from those living nearby.

The 100,000 carrier bags given out by Wembley greengrocers each week and 160,000 disposable cups used at each Wembley Stadium event are among the targets of a new plastic-free campaign.

A river blighted with sewage pouring out of people's toilets in Kenton has led to a giant community effort to start replanting flowers.

A garden specifically for people with dementia has opened in Kilburn - the first of its kind in Brent.

The ramp that has led crowds up to Wembley Stadium for 44 years is to be demolished and replaced with steps.

In a further blow to the Brent community Barnet councillors gave the green light for a rubbish dump on the borough borders.

Two machetes were amongst the rubbish picked up by volunteers cleaning up a Kingsbury park.

The controversial decision over whether to demolish the Wembley Stadium pedway ramp will be heard next week.

Brent Council still has more than £20.5million tied up in fracking companies despite pledging to move its pension investments away from fossil fuels, it is believed.

More of Wembley Stadium's iconic arch is set to disappear from view after council chiefs agreed changes to surrounding developments.

Plans for new canalside housing in Alperton have been given the green light despite opposition from a neighbouring business.

Neighbours gathered at Brent Civic Centre to shine a light on the council's "destructive" plan for Northwick Park this week.

A campaigner is at his wits' end over LED streetlights that still aren't shining from a Kilburn bridge - despite promises from Brent Council they would be installed months ago,

Queen's Park has been recognised and rewarded for its eco credentials.

"Is there any chance of moving from this area?" was the rallying cry at a tense HS2 meeting in South Kilburn.

Years of dust, noise and pollution around homes and a primary school are set to be the top concerns at a meeting with HS2 chiefs scheduled for tomorrow night in Kilburn.

Cash-strapped Brent Council's unusual plan to save money by not cutting the grass in green spaces is ruining them for everyone except the bees, parents say.

Inventing a revolutionary way to tackle water wastage has won home-schooled boys from Willesden Green a top award and "commercial interest" from businesses.

Furious neighbours say a sea of rubbish has been piling up by the railway tracks in Willesden for a year - and bosses have done nothing to clear it.

Campaigners have spoken of their disappointment after the new local government secretary refused their plea for a public inquiry into the Cricklewood Rail super-hub.

A large mural near Kilburn Tube straddling the Brent/Camden border has been blighted by graffiti - but only the Camden side of it has been cleaned.

Park users across Brent have found their local green spaces taken over by large swaths of knee-length, uncut grass - but the council says letting it grow will benefit bees and other wildlife in the long run.

A councillor has dreamt up a cure for the mattress dumping epidemic in Brent - making landlords tag them all.

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