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The leader of Brent Council has been nominated for a national award that celebrates those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

A Neasden man with severe epilepsy has been told to live on £16 a month by government welfare bosses and threatened with a court case by Brent Council over an alleged overpayment of housing benefit.

A Dudden Hill councillor has thrown his hat in the ring to become Brent's next London Assembly member.

The wife of a contaminated blood scandal victim told the ongoing public inquiry into the issue that the fallout from her husband's 30 years of illness almost led to her own suicide.

Wembley Park is to become a new council ward in Brent as the tower blocks springing up around the stadium see the population in the neighbourhood increase dramatically.

The ex-deputy headteacher of Copland Community School has had his claim for unfair dismissal struck out by a judge after almost 10 years.

A Cricklewood film-maker has made a documentary showing the final hours before another Cricklewood man, Ahmed Hussain Siddiqi, lost his home.

Dawn Butler MP has said she is "gutted" by the Labour Party results in the EU elections despite it topping the ballot in Brent.

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.

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