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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Four cases of measles at a Queen’s Park School have worried parents as figures reveal another eight children in Brent may be infected.

A struggling care home that has operated in Harlesden for 20 years will close at the end of the month.

People from four doctor’s surgeries filled a church in Queen’s Park to understand major changes to how GPs will operate across all of Brent later this year.

He offers a free running club in Wembley Park but now Rey Smart is lacing up to run the London marathon in support of vulnerable children.

Elderly and infirm patients risk slipping and “breaking their necks” on metal sheeting covering the road to a Cricklewood health centre, says locals.

An autistic woman with severe learning disabilities contracted HIV after being raped in her Brent-commissioned care home, a shocking report has revealed.

Health chiefs across North West London are encouraging people to feel happier and healthier by making a #MyJanuary pledge.

A dying man’s wish to spend time beside the seaside was fulfilled – by the intensive care team at Northwick Park Hospital.

The brother of a troubled man who jumped in front of a train in Neasden has slammed a mental health unit for discharging him with no warning.

A man has been taken to hospital after jumping off a bridge onto the North Circular carriageway.

The MP for Brent Central is warning constituents about potential GP practice closures in the borough over the five years.

Festive fitness challenges are on the cards at a Sudbury sports centre..

A mother has accused a karate club in Neasden of discrimination for not accepting her two children, who have autism.

A Cricklewood charity has teamed up with a football club to launch an initiative so that people who dread Christmas don’t feel so isolated.

The family of a Dollis Hill businessman toppled by a brain injury have spent more than a year raising £76,000 for the hospital that saved his life.

A Willesden Green mum whose daughter battled self-harm has spoken about the hard-hitting photo exhibition she produced to raise awareness of the problem.

People are invited to Gladstone Park to run or walk while raising awareness of mental health – and boosting their own mood.

Oral sex with women is likely the cause of a rise in head and neck cancer among men in Brent, according to a Northwick Park surgeon.

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

Families in Brent are being urged to talk about organ donation as figures show 18 people died waiting for a transplant in the last five years.

Health chiefs have set up the country’s first hospital-led ECG training courses for nurses in an attempt to ease the strain on consultants.

A Kensal Rise breast cancer survivor who turned serial fundraiser upon her recovery will shave her head live on stage midway through a concert for the Macmillan nurses who helped her.

Northwick Park requires improvement, the care watchdog has said, with its maternity unit “inadequate” and minority staff feeling discriminated against.

A new breed of employee is helping ease the strain on overstretched nurses and doctors at Northwick Park Hospital.

A “bubbly and much loved” cleaner at Bannatyne’s Maida Vale health club died from a heart attack linked to alcohol and cocaine use, a jury has determined.

A hospital porter from Wembley who fought for years as a champion wrestler had no inkling he was grappling with a potentially fatal hole in his heart.

A man with a conviction for sexual assault has absconded from a mental health facility in Park Royal.

A pet therapist is currently doing rounds at Northwick Park Hospital cheering up the elderly and unwell.

What do the actor Gregory Peck, the Queen and a robot called Jeeves have in common?

Teachers are playing a crucial role in spotting signs of schoolchildren suffering with mental health issues, as the number of Brent students being referred to hospitals drops.

The eagerly awaited Moberly Sports Centre in Chamberlayne Road, Queen’s Park, will open to the public on Saturday.

Dawn Butler is backing Cancer Research UK’s life-saving appeal for more NHS cancer staff.

Brent Council is spending £1.8million less on drug and alcohol treatment services than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

Brent Council’s planning committee will decide whether to approve a series of housing developments in the borough at a meeting tomorrow.

Air quality campaigners want “radical action” after Sadiq Khan’s audit found children at two primary schools in Brent are routinely exposed to illegal levels of pollution.

Brent Council said it will continue to battle against childhood obesity, after government statistics revealed that more than a quarter of Year 6 students in the borough are obese.

A Harlesden charity that supports people with sickle cell disorder has won a national award and a much-needed financial boost.

A top audiologist has warned that a generation of youngsters are going deaf because they listen to too much loud music through earphones.

Northwick Park Hospital is battling a shortage of intensive care beds, leading to concerns about patient safety.

Brent Labour has chosen its candidate to replace former mayor Lesley Jones, whose death led to the suspension of the Willesden Green ward election earlier this month.

A crack bowls player from Wembley has become the first person in London to undergo a high-tech computer-guided shoulder replacement procedure.

Help is at hand for all those in Brent struggling with stress in their lives.

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