November 2011 Archives
A CIVIL liberties protection group has revealed a catalogue of personal data loss gaffes by Brent Council.
Big Brother Watch, which aims to protect the privacy of UK residents, obtained the information on Brent alongside a host of other local authorities who have been named and shamed for their careless handling of information.
PLAYERS from the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team dropped by the Park Royal branch of Asda last week.
Rugby World Cup Champion players Jerome Kaino and Keven Mealamu were found in the store to support a partnership between Asda and New Zealand beer brand, Steinlager Classic
A 'SERIAL fraudster' living in Kilburn who used a fake ID to get British citizenship has been jailed after claiming £400k in benefits.
37-year-old Moroccan national Mohamed Bouzalim arrived in the UK in 2001 posing as an Afghan resident named Mohamed Hussini. He claimed his father had been shot dead by the Taliban.
A WIDOW who looked after her husband before he died has been wrongly billed for his care - three years after his death.
Brenda Sellwood, 73, of Maybank Avenue, Wembley, was devastated to receive a letter from Brent Council last week, asking her to pay £8 for what it claims were recent care incurred for her late husband, Leonard Sellwood.
A Stonebridge funny man tipped as the next big star in the comedy world is preparing for his first headline gigs after years of hard work. Jessica Thompson speaks to Marlon Davis about his inspiration, disastrous first routines, and never giving up.
RECYCLING rates in Brent rose to 50 per cent in just a month after the borough's new recycling system was introduced.
The council says it has seen a 'dramatic improvement' in recycling since it started a service on October 3.
A KENSAL Rise bar held a themed event to support all the local lads taking part in men's health initiative - Movember.
The Shop, in Chamberlayne Road, offered its services as a 'MoHub' on Wednesday last week, to support residents taking part in the month-long charity fundraiser, which also aims to raise awareness about men's health issues.
AN OPEN-AIR community space to replace Dollis Hill House has been met with disapproval by those who campaigned to save the listed building.
Brent Council has revealed an artists' impression of the venue to replace the 19th Century former haunt of prime minister William Gladstone and author Mark Twain, which is being demolished following approval by Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government.
WITNESSES are being sought after an incident in Brent that left a 34-year-old man with a serious head injury.
Police have issued an appeal after a man went to Harlesden Police Station concussed and confused, saying he had been robbed of his mobile phone moments before in the Inman Road area.
CAMPIGNERS fighting to save 50 per cent of Brent's treasured libraries say they may have to wait a nail biting "few weeks" for the outcome of a High Court hearing.
Brent SOS campaigners attended the two day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday and Friday last week, after the case was initially judged in favour of Brent Council on October 13.