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Fri, 18:01

A Czech national living in Kilburn has slammed the "administrative mess" that resulted her being denied a vote in yesterday's EU elections.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

A Jewish LGBT charity has joined voices criticising a "harmful" open letter signed by a number of north London faith leaders - including the founder of a Dollis Hill primary school.

Navin Shah is to step down from his role serving Brent at City Hall to concentrate on projects close to his heart,

Former Brent Council housing stock bought under Right to Buy in the last two decades has been sold off into private hands for a collective profit of £176million, new figures have revealed.

The wife of a Harlesden man who was forced by the government to leave his family and return to Jamaica has spoken of the distress his "brutal" last-minute deportation caused their teenage children.

A homeless pensioner stormed the end of Brent's full council meeting after councillors had spent nearly two hours condemning austerity.

Campaigners from the Bridge Park Community Council (BPCC) met their Labour councillors at the weekend as the dispute over the proposed sell-off and redevelopment of the Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre continues.

The Convervative candidate for mayor of London has apologised to readers of the Kilburn Times offended by his historic comments linking Diwali holidays to the community becoming a "crime-riddled cesspool".

Kensal Green councillors are fighting to keep the ward from breaking up as boundary changes hit Brent.

Pupils at a Harlesden secondary school held their first parliament debate - and got a pledge from their MP that they could hold the next one at the House of Commons.

Brent North MP Barry Gardiner scolded divisive Remain and Leave campaigners in a speech before Tuesday's "meaningful vote".

All 55,000 Europeans living in Brent will have to register to settle in the UK if Brexit happens or be considered "illegal" with no rights to remain.

Allegations of bullying in Hampstead and Kilburn's Labour branch have surfaced with the resignation of its chair, who is also a minister at a Harlesden church.

A Kilburn councillor sacked from his role on Brent's planning committee "for making the wrong decisions" has had his complaints against the council leader thrown out.

Brent Central's MP has defended a controversial speech she made at the Labour Party conference where she said it's "better to break the law than break the poor" when facing government cuts.

The Home Office has been branded a "disgrace" after it deported more than 100 rough sleeping Europeans from Brent over the past three years.

Brent is set to see its constituencies carved up as the Boundary Commission revealed its final proposals, but none of its Labour MPs would be in danger.

Brent Council still has more than £20.5million tied up in fracking companies despite pledging to move its pension investments away from fossil fuels, it is believed.

Dawn Butler is up for her third award from an equalities charity.

Six Brent councillors could be out of a job under a planned review of ward boundaries - and there are fears the borough's three opposition councillors could be most at risk.

Housing and highway issues are apparently what infuriate people in Brent the most, with almost 170 complaints taken above Brent Council's heads in the last year.

A Kilburn councillor who has been sacked from Brent's planning committee believes he lost his seat for "voting the wrong way" on applications.

Police are investigating after a window was smashed at Brent Central MP Dawn Butler's Willesden office over the weekend.

A driver who got fined for turning right where a "no right turn" light was switched off has been told by the council it was, in fact, illuminated - because it wasn't night.

Brent Council may not have held a public screening of England's World Up semi-final against Croatia - but it will be showing the final.

An "hour" of anti-government polemic from Brent's top Labour politicians at a public police meeting infuriated Tories in the audience.

Labour kept all three seats up for grabs in the deferred Willesden Green election held yesterday.

Today sees Willesden Green voters finally make it to the polls, after the ward's election was postponed in May after the death of former Brent Mayor Cllr Lesley Jones.

New migrants in Brent will benefit from a community outreach team and English language courses thanks to a £440,000 grant given to the town hall.

Campaigners are celebrating after Brent Council threw out an application to flatten The Good Ship pub and music venue in Kilburn High Road.

The storm didn't stop people flowing into the Willesden New Testament Church of God for a meeting about the Windrush scandal on Tuesday afternoon.

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