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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Brent, along with the whole of London, has been placed under tier 2 Covid restrictions.

A grassroots Labour organisation is hosting a month long political festival online.

Having narrowly lost a Barnhill by-election in January, Stefan Voloseniuc is setting his sights on the Senate in Romania.

An apology has been issued by Brent’s council leader after he “inadvertently” breached lockdown restrictions - but an opposition councillor has called for his resignation.

Banning public worship during a second national lockdown is “persecuting the church” and its parishioners, says a Kensal Green vicar.

A Camden councillor is defying calls to step down after being named in an investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party.

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

Brent Council’s leader has welcomed additional Covid-19 funding from the government but is keen to know when £23million already spent will be paid back.

The sole Liberal Democrat councillor in Brent called for more representation from opposition groups on council committees to provide fairer and greater scrutiny on key decisions.

The mayor of Brent will “go down in history” after being re-elected for a second term due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barry Gardiner MP has welcomed the widening of an inquiry relating to alleged inappropriate photos taken by police officers of two sisters murdered in Kingsbury.

A former leader of Brent Council has called on the current leader to apologise for a joint prayer meeting held while lockdown restrictions were still in place.

Dawn Butler MP has met with Scotland Yard’s top chief to talk about reforms to stop and search law after she herself was stopped.

Backbench councillors in Brent are calling for greater influence in decision making which is currently controlled by cabinet members.

Brent Central’s MP Dawn Butler has accused police of racially profiling her after a vehicle she was travelling in was pulled over for questioning.

Dawn Butler MP has said she is “honoured” to have been named as an “inspirational woman” leading the UK.

An opposition councillor has called for an apology from Brent Council’s leader for attending a joint prayer event before restrictions were relaxed.

A Dudden Hill councillor who posted an antisemitic video in a community WhatsApp group has had his suspension lifted by the Labour Party.

Protesters were out in Willesden to show their support for Dawn Butler MP and condemn the attacks towards her and her staff.

The leader of Brent Council said people breaking lockdown laws was “not unexpected” but blamed incidents on “confusing” messages from the Government.


A bag of election ballots due to be recounted went missing before being found unsealed, court papers reveal.

The delivery of HS2 has been given the highest risk warning by government experts on major projects.

Dawn Butler MP has closed her constituency office in Willesden both for financial reasons and to keep her staff safe.

Brent Labour councillors attended a prayer service in a place of worship before lockdown restrictions were relaxed, as part of an event billed as a chance to “pray or reflect at home”.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

A Willesden Green man has launched a crowdfunder to pay for a judicial review into why Dominic Cummings has not been penalised for breaking lockdown laws.

The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Barry Gardiner MP has defended attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Hyde Park saying a test revealed he was not a Covid-19 carrier.

A Brent MP has thrown her support behind a campaign to extend the ban on evictions.

Brent has the highest proportion of registered voters from the European Union out of all the local authorities in England and Wales.

HS2 bosses have been “blindsided by contact with reality” with the project “badly off course”, according to MPs.

Navin Shah has become the first British Indian to be elected as chairperson of City Hall.

MP Dawn Butler has accused the prime minister of being “reckless” in his handling of the covid pandemic, prompting an accusation of using “disgraceful language”.

Work from home “wherever possible”, wear a face mask and “do not expect to return to the transport network you were used to before” – that’s the message from Transport for London (TfL) after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of lockdown restrictions for workers in some industries on Sunday evening.

A Dudden Hill councillor has said he is “deeply sorry” for posting an antisemitic video in a community WhatsApp group.

Hundreds of “crippled” nurseries may be forced to close or lay off staff due to furlough restrictions, says Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq.

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Boris Johnson is in a “stable” condition after spending the night in intensive care as he battles coronavirus.

Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has been elected by Labour members as the party’s new leader.

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq has called for young people to ditch the bravado and stay at home to protect their elders from the coronavirus outbreak.

Boris Johnson has ordered pubs and restaurants close tonight as the government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The gender pay gap at Brent Council decreased last year but women are still paid less on average than their male counterparts.

After a two year battle over an £80 littering fine, an official review has found that attempts to gain information from Brent Council were not vexatious.

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