News in brief: Town Centre Future, Pub Fine and a Jewellery Party

Town centre future unveiled A VISION for the future development of Harlesden town centre will be unveiled on Monday after residents and businesses informed its design during a series of meetings and workshops. Residents will also have the chance t

Town centre future unveiled

A VISION for the future development of Harlesden town centre will be unveiled on Monday after residents and businesses informed its design during a series of meetings and workshops.

Residents will also have the chance to discuss the role of Harlesden Town Team, who will continue to develop the charter.

The project was commissioned by Brent Council and Transport for London.


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The ceremony will be held at 6.30pm at the Salvation Army building, in Manor Park Road, Harlesden.

Fine headache for cheat pub publican

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A DODGY publican who passed off inferior vodka as Smirnoff Red Label has been fined �500.

West London magistrates heard how Patrick Holohan, landlord at the Stewart Arms pub in Norland Road, in Shepherd's Bush, decanted cheap vodka into top of the range spirit bottles and sold it to unsuspecting customers.

He was snared after environmental health officers from Kensington and Chelsea Council raided the pub and confiscated samples of the spirit. Mr Holohan pleaded guilty to presenting a bottle of alcohol in a manner which misleads the customer and failing to provide information to an authorised officer without reasonable cause.

he also pleaded guilty to obstructing council officers from obtaining information about the ownership of the Stewart Arms Public House and was fined an additional �100. He was also ordered to pay costs of �500.

Deadline to win a great �1,000 prize

There's just two days left (today and tomorrow) for health professionals in Kilburn who want a chance to bag �1,000.

The London Health Commission Awards offers local groups a chance to win the cash, along with equipment and support services to anyone who works in the health and well-being sector. This includes mental well-being, artistic groups and other community projects.

For more information, and to enter, visit www.london.gov.uk/lhc

Officers spotlight on children at work

As part of National Child Employment Fortnight Brent Council officers will be visiting businesses to ensure children at work are safe.

According to the National Network for Child Employment and Entertainment around 38 per cent of school children are working illegally because their employers do not have a permit.

An employer can be fined as much as �1,000 if they fail to provide a permit that will cover the youngsters against accidents in the work place.

Employers hiring children aged 13 to 16 must apply for a permit, which sets out the hours and type of work the child can do from their council including a children doing voluntary work.

Election experience inspire artists

A GROUP of Brent artists is using the new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition as inspiration for their new exhibition.

The free month-long exhibition at The Gallery in Willesden Green, in the High Road, runs until the June 18 and provides a humorous response to recent political events by showcasing a photomontage, aptly named 'Another Fine Mess.'

Featuring both emerging talent and established Brent artists, the show will exhibit a range of artwork from paintings to sculpture and photography.

All of the pieces will carry a price tag of between �20 to several hundred pounds.

Party to help raise money

A JEWELLERY party to raise funds for the Paul Daisley Trust, set up in memory of the former Brent East MP, will be held on Sunday.

The charity was set-up to raise awareness of colon cancer after Mr Daisley died aged 45. The sale will be held at 6pm in South Hampstead Tennis Club, Milverton Road, Brondesbury Park.

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