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TWO men and a teenage girl have been charged following raids from anti-gang police.
Officers in Brent executed multiple Misuse of Drugs Act warrants and carried out more than 30 stops and searches as part of a day of action from the Trident gang crime command conducted across London on Wednesday last week.
CUTS to legal aid services are having a devastating effect on the most vulnerable people in Brent and will leave them 'disadvantaged', according to an advice service.
Legal aid funding was dramatically cut by the coalition government from April 1 and, coupled with other changes to welfare systems, disadvantaged people in the borough are now 'on their own'.
TWO councillors associated with the library closures in Brent have been deselected as candidates for Labour in their wards.
Ann John, former council leader, and James Powney, former lead member for environment and neighbourhood, were deselcted by their local groups at meetings in the last week.
CAR-LOVERS came from hundreds of miles away to admire their motors in Brent.
Passionford, which started as an online forum, has grown in to a popular car club and organised the meet-up at the Ace Cafe, North Circular Road, Stonebridge.
Two more retailers have confirmed their place in a new London designer outlet.
The homeware retailers Villeroy and Boch and Oneida will both have a shop in the outlet centre which is due to open in Wembley towards the end of this year.
FIVE new members were voted in to take up a position on Brent's Executive.
Labour councillors Roxanne Mashari, Michael Pavey, James Denselow, Margaret McLennan and Aslam Choudry defeated current Executive members in a vote taken at the group's AGM on Saturday May 11.
A THIEF has been sentenced after stealing a laptop from a car which police had laid as a trap.
Haifa Mokuba, 29, was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment following a successful operation run by Brent police.
A MAN became abusive after refusing to pay a bus fare in Kensal Green, police have said.
The man, who was black and wearing a dark coloured jacket, is being sought by police after the alleged public order offence on Thursday, February 21.
POTENTIAL foster carers are being sought in Brent through a dedicated fortnight of campaigns.
Fostering Fortnight is run by Brent Council and will be from Monday, May 13 to Sunday, May 26, during which time a campervan filled with information will be visiting venues around the borough.
Brent's lead member for children and families, Mary Arnold, said: "Fostering Fortnight is a nationwide initiative that really raises the profile of fostering and demystifies the whole process for anyone who thinks they might want to become a foster carer.
"Unfortunately there are lots of children in Brent who need temporary homes with families and roadshows like this are a great way to spread the word and hopefully recruit more carers for the future."
The campervan, which will contain advice, information and freebies, will be at the
following venues during the fortnight:
Monday, May 13, touring the borough
Tuesday, May 14, at Ikea Brent Park, from 10am to 4pm
Wednesday, May 15, at Asda, Forty Lane, Wembley, from 10am to 4pm
Friday, May 17, at various locations
Saturday, May 18, at Tesco, Brent Park, from 11am to 4pm
Monday, May 20, at Sainsbury's in Alperton, from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, May 21, at Asda, Park Royal, from 10am to 4pm
Wednesday, May 22, at Harlesden Plaza from 10am to 2pm
Thursday, May 23, at Morisson's, Queensbury, from 10am to 4pm
Friday, May 24, on another borough tour
Potential foster carers who visit any of the stalls will be able to find out even more about the process at a fostering information evening on June 6, at The Unity Centre, 103 Church Road, Harlesden.
TWO men snatched a woman's necklace and pulled her hair as she was walking with her baby.
Brent Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery on Tuesday, April 23, at 2pm, near Sainsbury's in Ealing Road, Wembley.