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A dawn raid in Wembley found 19 people including two children living in a four-bedroom property.

A disabled mum has been stuck in an unsanitary hostel in Harlesden with her son for the last seven months after being evicted from her family home.

Estate cleaning services have been returned to Brent Council’s control which it’s hoped will spell an end to poor treatment of workers.

Tensions rose at two community meetings held by the council over plans to regenerate or refurbish a vast council estate in Stonebridge.

Harlesden schoolkids helped a developer plant 100 saplings in their local park to offset the effects of carbon emissions at a nearby development.

A new hub offering shelter to rough sleepers has opened in Willesden as part of Brent’s commitment to show homelessness the door.

A couple who suffered a brutal homophobic attack at their hostel in Wembley have accused Brent Council of putting their lives in danger by not rehousing them.

The grieving mother of an innocent man gunned down in Harlesden in 2016 feels like she is in “prison” after being forced to live in a cramped, squalid hostel room for two years.

More than 20 men were found crammed into a three-bedroom property during a dawn raid in Kingsbury.

Brent Council officers found 15 men inside a two-bedroom bungalow in Sudbury during an early hours raid today.

Brent Council has announced its community safety strategy for the next three years as it looks to reduce crime and increase security in the borough.

Brent’s housing chief has welcomed a new law which requires all landlords across five wards to apply for a licence.

Brent Council is set to take legal action against a landlord who had 16 people living in their crammed two-bedroom flat in Kingsbury.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

A Brondesbury Park father who has accrued a dozen parking tickets dropping off his children at school is calling on the council to stop penalising parents.

People across Brent have slammed the council for not gritting roads ahead of a snow storm at the weekend.

Brent Council is to charge residents £35 to dispose of bulky waste from next month.

Queens Park councillor Eleanor Southwood is to become chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Ms Southwood is currently vice chair of the organisation but with Kevin Carey set to step down from his current role, the Labour councillor is in line for a promotion.

The chief executive of a fracking company has said he will not explore sites in Brent in the event of huge opposition.

A new organisation committed to addressing the dangers of air pollution in Brent has held its first public meeting.

A petition has been launched to stop fracking in Harlesden as an energy company seeks to dig for gas in the borough.

A contentious meeting held on a Willesden Green street corner ended in a stalemate as residents, council officers and councillors failed to agree on proposed tarmac pavements.

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A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

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