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Celebrations! THE Year of the Tiger was ushered in at Westfield shopping centre with a spectacular show of dance, theatre and acrobatics. The Embassy of China hosted a Chinese New Year Fair at the centre recently, which saw visitors take a break from sh
THE Year of the Tiger was ushered in at Westfield shopping centre with a spectacular show of dance, theatre and acrobatics.
The Embassy of China hosted a Chinese New Year Fair at the centre recently, which saw visitors take a break from shopping to sample Far East delicacies and enter a prize draw to win a trip to China.
Highlights included performances of gymnastics, Tai Chi and Tibetan dance Sichuan opera, and paper cutting, a tradition where people cut designs into red paper and paste them on windows and walls to celebrate the New Year.
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Have your say
RESIDENTS are invited to a crime summit to give their views on what they think police and council should be doing to tackle crime.
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Hammersmith council and police have had success with dealing with littering, graffiti, vandalism, broken street lights, binge drinking, drug use and flytipping after 300 residents attended the summit last year and highlighted what they thought should be priorities for the authorities.
The Crime Summit 2010 will take place in Hammersmith Town Hall between 9am and 2.30pm on Saturday, March 6.
To book a place ring 020 8753 2816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get fit free
OVER-50s looking to get in shape are being invited to take advantage of free exercise classes.
Residents of Fryent can take part in the 10-week chair-based course, where they will learn how to improve posture, breathing techniques and effective use of core muscles during exercise or rest.
The course, funded by Brent's Neighbourhood Working team, will also teach participants to mobilise joints and strengthen muscles with small equipment.
Classes start on March 1 at Kingsbury Library Plus in Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, every Monday from 10.30am to 12pm.
To book your place ring Kingsbury Library Plus on 020 8937 3520.
Man punched and robbed
A MAN was punched in the head and robbed as he walked home.
The victim, 25, was walking along Leghorn Road, Harlesden, at around 11.10pm on February 15 when two men tried to call him over to them.
He ignored them and carried on walking but was grabbed from behind and punched by both the suspects before one of them took his iPhone.
Both suspects, black men aged 19 to 20, one wearing blue jeans, brown jacket and black hat, ran off toward Park Parade.
Information to 020 8733 3116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
School deadline warning
THE deadline for primary school admissions is fast approaching.
Brent residents wishing to apply for a place for their child for September 2010 must apply by tomorrow (Friday).
Contact the Brent school admissions team on 020 8937 3110 for an application form or apply for a place online at www.eadmissions.org.uk.