AN OLYMPIC gold medallist is getting a campaign off to a flying start to make Brent fitter and healthier.
Linford Christie OBE is backing the drive by Brent Council and NHS Brent to make residents fitter, happier and healthier.
COMPLAINTS from patients in Brent have risen at a higher rate than nearly everywhere else in the capital.
Figures released by the NHS show that the number of written complaints lodged by patients of Brent PCT have risen by 46.5 per cent compared with last year.
PLACARDS and banners adorned the main road in Harlesden as protesters gathered to march against cuts to hospital services.
Hundreds of people with signs and slogans marched from the Jubilee Clock on the High Road to Central Middlesex Hospital, where the A&E department is under threat of closure.
LEVELS of a deadly disease synonymous with squalid conditions in Brent are the second highest in London.
Rates of tuberculosis have increased in the borough and Brent continues to have very high levels of the disease which can be fatal.
A "PUTRID" property in Kingsbury has been shut down because it is "hazardous to health".
The home in Valley Drive has been closed for three months by the council after environmental health officers discovered it was a home to 50 feral cats.
A WOMAN aiming to raise £50k for life changing surgery for her granddaughter will be bag-packing in Asda for her latest fund raiser.
Wembley grandmother Tessa Bastien, 46, has embarked on the ambitious challenge to gather the money for Mia, five, who suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy.
A BLIND man has told of his distress when his guide dog was viciously mauled by another animal.
Kevin Nugent, 34, of Beresford Avenue in Wembley was walking his Labrador Orlando on May 18 when the frightening incident happened.
A KATHAK dance show will take place this month to raise money for the expansion of a vital autism educational facility.
Autistic is Artistic will be held on May 26 at Patidar House, London Road, Wembley, at 7.30pm.
A MOTHER who almost lost her son to a rare "quiet cancer" will raise money to fund research into the illness.
Diane Thomas, of Doyle Gardens, was shocked to discover that her son Tom O'Brien had a malignant neuroendocrine tumour in April 2010 - when he was just 16-years-old.
WITNESSES have described the panic in Wembley as 40 fire fighters battled to put out a blaze amid concerns of an explosion.
Eight fire engines were called to Thurlow Gardens shortly before noon on Monday to tackle a fire at a one-storey car workshop.