December 2011 Archives
PROTESTERS who have fought tooth and nail in a bid to save 50 per cent of Brent's libraries are being held back by police today as council workers begin clearing books.
Around ten members of the Brent SOS campaign group are gathered outside Preston Library and have no choice but to stand and watch as staff begin emptying the building.
A 20-year-old woman has won the Wembley Central area by-election, becoming the youngest ever councillor in the borough of Brent.
Krupa Sheth, of the Labour Party, was elected to the ward on December 22 with 1,402 votes and has highlighted how important it is for young people to take an interest in politics.
A 'BOY racer' has been jailed for his part in a Wembley road collision that left a 22-year-old woman fighting for her life.
Mohammed Akhtar, 23, of Horace Road in Newham, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday December 23 for his part in the race.
A KINGSBURY school pupil has found herself pictured on the side of a London bus after her phenomenal work supporting the victims of bullying.
Alizay Agha, 14, received a Diana Award earlier this year from the The Diana Award organisation, a scheme which rewards the work of young people following Princess Diana's belief in "the power of young people to change the world".
A HARLESDEN man has been jailed for five years for possessing a gun and Class A drugs charges.
Michael Gichaga, 24, of Craven Park Road, admitted at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday December 12 three charges of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A, and possessing controlled drugs with intent to supply at Class B.
TRIBUTES have poured in for a 23-year-old man from Brent who was killed after being in collision with a refuse lorry.
Yousef Zayni, of Preston Road, died at Dudden Hill Lane on the Sapcote Trading Estate at the scene of the incident on December 13.
A SERIOUS "unprovoked" assault in Wembley last month has seen police reiterate an appeal for witnesses.
Officers have asked this week to speak to people who saw the incident, which happened on November 26 at around 12.50am in Wembley Park Drive.
HOMELESS animals at a Brent animal centre were given Christmas treats by compassionate bikers.
On Sunday December 18, animal loving motorcyclists from the world famous Ace Cafe in Wembley rode in a convoy to The Mayhew Animal Home in Kensal Green to deliver toys, treats and food to the pets at the rescue centre.
MORE than £2,000 has been raised by Brent Police for Harrow police officers seriously injured in Kingsbury.
The four officers, who normally work in Harrow borough, were attacked outside a butcher's shop in Kingsbury Road on Saturday, November 19.
BRENT Police are appealing for witnesses to three recent robberies in the borough and nearby Harrow, which have involved the theft of headphones.
The first robbery happened on December 14 at 11.16am at Church Lane, Kingsbury, when a 22-year-old man was waiting at the bus stop listening to music.