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.
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.
TWO women were selected as the winners of a competition run by the Observer and a Brent college.
Dina Attab, 44, of Harrow and Cherine Wallace, 30, from South Harrow, were picked for the top prize of a six-week business course at the College of North West London.
CHILDREN, animals and warm weather made for a fun day at a popular animal centre.
The Mayhew Animal Home in Trenmar Gardens, Kensal Green, held a Spring Fair on Sunday and children took part in an Easter egg hunt, a fancy dress competition and got to know some furry friends.
ALMOST 200 supporters turned out to mark the end of a popular project in Brent.
The Fair Share Trust Brent held a Farewell Fun Day after 10 years in the community at the Unity Centre, Church Road, on Saturday April 20.
FIVE officers based in Harlesden are swapping pounding the pavements for hiking over rocky terrain.
PC Phil Moor and four colleagues are raising money for Age UK by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge and climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours.
The Food Bank in Brent will be collecting donations on Wednesday.
Volunteers will be outside Asda supermarket, Forty Lane, Wembley, from 10am to 6pm, to collect supplies to give to those in need.
HUNDREDS of free books will be given away as part of World Book Night.
Friends of Barham Library will be handing out hundreds of books to adults and young people at Vale Farm Sports Centre, Sudbury on Tuesday, from 3.30pm to 7.30pm as part of World Book Night.