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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wembley has received its second Blue Plaque – its first in 40 years - honouring a heavyweight boxing champion thanks to the efforts of a local man.

A front page from the Kilburn Times dating back to the Second World War brought together a pair of long-lost cousins – who didn’t even know of each other’s existence.

A band of ex-Gurkhas from Wembley’s Nepalese community led Sunday’s parade to Barham Park war memorial, where a civic service of remembrance took place paying tribute to military personnel killed in conflict over the past century.

It’s a hidden part of British history, but to a community it’s a chapter that means a great deal.

Three days before the guns fell silent signalling the end of the First World War, more than 40 soldiers from north London were listed as dead.

When the sound of rockets was heard across north London on November 11, 1918, some feared for their lives.

When Alison Hopkins was a child, she had no idea her mother had stood on a theatre roof in central London putting out bombs that rained down during the Blitz.

Exams in underground bunkers during the Second World War and a former pupil coming to the rescue of a terror victim in 2018 are just two remarkable pieces of a Wembley school’s rich history.

The stories of Irish and Pakistani migrant communities who came to Cricklewood have come to life in a new project.

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

Senior police joined Hindu leaders at a celebration of peace, tolerance and unity in Kingsbury’s Shree Swaminarayan Mandir temple on Wednesday night.

You might still see them here and there – squat little houses with slightly pitched roofs and neat little gardens.

Central Middlesex Hospital’s longest serving nurse was once crowned the “fastest woman in Africa” and won a medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, the Times can reveal.

On the walls of the Bobby Moore Bridge subway in Wembley Park are colourful tile murals which no-one can see as they have been covered up for years.

Revving engines and rock ‘n’ roll marked the 80th anniversary celebrations of an iconic roadside cafe in Stonebridge.

When Cheryl Hutton from Nashville discovered a coat of arms in a Tennessee charity shop, she thought it would be an attractive thing to hang on her wall.

One hundred years ago our country took the first important step in giving some women the right to vote.

One hundred years ago a group of suffragettes based in Kilburn where part of the movement to secure voting rights for women.

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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.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

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