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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

After a century “at the centre of the Kilburn and West Hampstead communities”, the Kingsgate Community Association (KCA) has announced it is to close with immediate effect.

A park in Brent named after William Gladstone could be renamed due to the former prime minister’s association with the slave trade.

A new Windrush Garden and commemorative sundial has been unveiled at a church in Kensal Green.

Brent’s planning committee have voted to demolish a listed 19th century villa in Stonebridge despite pleas it is only one of two heritage buildings in the ward.

A Harlesden charity has been awarded more than £100,000 to renovate a former high street bank for use by refugee children.

Campaigners desperately trying to save a 19th century rustic villa in Stonebridge have slammed the council’s new heritage documents.

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

VE Day on May 8 1945 saw “big scenes of rejoicing” all over Brent.

A clergyman has called for thanks to be given to those who fought for our freedom as the country marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe.

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

The life of a Kilburn postman who went to fight and survive World War 1 has been immortalised in a book by his granddaugter.

People are invited to take part in two free workshops to celebrate the “hidden community” in Cricklewood and Willesden.

A platform at Cricklewood Station now has a colourful mural honouring the area’s rich aviation heritage.

Those who missed the 125th anniversary of Willesden Green’s library are invited to a special talk about its history.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

Six new bells will ring out across Kensal Green on Christmas Day following a special blessing celebrating the church’s 175th anniversary.

One of the UK’s largest outdoor swimming pools was rediscovered in Northwick Park last month after a tip-off from a former swimmer led staff at a nearby hospital to investigate what happened to the famous bathing spot.

Willesden primary school kids learned about the “explosion of creativity” within the African-American community in the 1920s on Monday.

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

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