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PUBLISHED: 17:25 06 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:16 24 August 2010

Korean visitors for estate Local government officers from South Korea visited a flagship housing project in the borough last week, to find out more about community-led design. The 21 officials, who work as planners for local authorities a

Korean visitors for estate

Local government officers from South Korea visited a flagship housing project in the borough last week, to find out more about community-led design.

The 21 officials, who work as planners for local authorities across South Korea, viewed the Granville New Homes site in South Kilburn Tuesday (June 2).

Having been briefed by residents about their involvement in the design process, the visitors met officers from The Glass-House - an organisation working with residents on the design of the properties - which they will eventually move into from their old South Kilburn homes.

Heroic firefighter is remembered

A gallant hero who died trying to save two little girls from a burning building will finally receive a proper dedication in the autumn, more than 60 years after his death.

Firefighter Fred Davies is the only fireman in peacetime to receive the prestigious George Cross, the highest civilian gallantry award.

But his gravesite in Kensal Green Cemetery, Brent, mentions no tales of his gallantry or that he died attempting to save the lives of others.

Mr Davies died from injuries he sustained trying to save two young sisters from a burning building in August 1945.

For a full report see Thursday's Times

Mapping the way

Brent is the runner up in the GC Innovation Awards 2008 in the Shared Services category for tMaps, an online mapping system from West London Alliance, sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

TMaps allows you to easily find the locations of a wide range of local government information on a map by visiting www.brent.gov.uk/maps/

You can select the type of information you want to see, enter your postcode to specify the centre of the map and display the nearest locations.


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