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Former soldier and paralympian opens Kingsbury school

Derek Derenalagi opens the Village School in Kingsbury for children with learning difficulties and disabilities

Is this jewellery yours? Police seek owners of items found in stolen car

Police find rings, watches and other jewellery in a stolen car in Kingsbury and want to return them to their rightful owners

£1,000 reward offered for capture of west London dog poisoner

An animal foundation will give £1,000 to anyone who can help lead to the arrest or conviction responsible for leaving poisons in a popular park.

In Pictures: Duchess of Cambridge visit and other February events

Key news events from February 2014 in west London as seen by our team of photo journalists.


Three pets killed by 'poison left on street', police warn

Poison is purposefully being left in food near tree stumps and has claimed three dogs lives.

Romanian man, 20, from Stanmore accused of the murder of a 55-year-old woman

Nicolae Tatraucean, 20, is due before Hendon Magistrates' Court accused of killing Rivka Holden on Sunday

Newcomers to the UK with the certificates of citizenship

More immigrants become British citizens in Brent than any other part of the UK

Brent held the first US-style citizenship ceremony a decade ago and has conducted 40,000 since, with the latest just last week

Armed robber given life sentence again

Sean Bradish hit banks in Kingsbury, Finchley Road, Cricklewood and Ickenham while on day release from prison.

Woman stands on a car roof at Kingsbury Circle

Car drives off with woman on roof in bizarre road rage incident

A road rage incident in Kingsbury in which a woman was seen climbing on to a car's roof before the driver sped off, has been caught on camera

Fury, confusion and a unicycle on first day of strike

Commuters in Harrow take to Twitter to share their experience of the tube strike which is scheduled to last 48 hours

Robber targets betting shops in Wembley

Police are linking two incidents and looking for a white, middle-aged man following one robbery and one attempted robbery

Teen stabbed twice in youth brawl

Sixteen-year-old stabbed in the arm and stomach and an 18-year-old was hit with a baseball bat

Landlord told to tear down 'beds in sheds'

Virendra Patel, of Kingsbury, legally built the standalone structure in his back garden, but let it out to a family of six in breach of planning rules.

Scales of Justice statue

Man caught in cannabis house faces deportation to Vietnam

A Vietnamese man who admitted production of cannabis and stealing electricity is facing deportation when he's released from jail

'Loving and hard working' men inspired overwhelming funeral at Harrow mosque

Jawad Qureshi, Haider Qureshi and friend Toheed Robani were killed in a car accident on the North Circular and more than 2,000 people attended their funeral

London Underground train

Jubilee Line to offer 24-hour weekend service from 2015

Tube line is one of five that will be open 24-hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 2015, alongside the Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern and Central lines

The Weekly Question: Will A&E closure lead to lost lives?

This week we're asking readers for their views on the consequences of the decision to close Central Middlesex Hospital's A&E department

X-Factor star Johnny Robinson switching on the lights in 2011

Design a winning card and you could switch on Harrow Christmas lights

How would you like the honour of switching on Harrow’s Christmas lights this year? Read on for details.

Former Harrow Observer editor Sheena Crawley (right), who has died, is pictured here with her brother Sandy.

Tributes paid to former Harrow Observer editor who has died aged 78

Sheena Crawley, who worked at the newspaper for 12 years, was a great ambassador for the paper in the community, say colleagues

The Weekly Question: Should there be 20 minutes free parking in Harrow?

A pilot scheme in Rayners Lane where shoppers could park for free for 20 minutes has given a boost to local trade, but could cost the borough money if expanded

Paramedic Paul Kelly was commended after he put himself in danger to treat police officers who had been attacked in a shop in Kingsbury

Award for medic who treated police after man went berserk with knife

Paramedic Paul Kelly has been commended for his bravery after putting himself in danger to assist police officers who had been injured by a knife-weilding schizophrenic

Suspended jail term for motorist who attacked pedestrian with steering lock

Driver, 28, pulled over in Kingsbury, got out and hit victim over head with the metal implement

'Careless' minicab driver knocked over and killed pedestrian

A MINICAB driver from Hounslow was 'careless' not to see a pedestrian with a crutch whom he ran over and killed, a court heard.

Minicab driver cleared of causing death by careless driving

A MINICAB driver was 'careless' not to see a pedestrian with a crutch whom he ran over and killed in Kingsbury, a court heard.

Assaulted man fights for his life in hospital

A MAN is suffering from life threatening injuries following an assault.

Kingsbury keepy-uppy king gives reporter a footy skills tutorial

A KEEPY-UPPY king who holds the world record for the longest distance juggling a football is giving me a tricks taster session ahead of his charity challenge.

West Harrow beat the drop

WEST Harrow beat the drop in Bidgood League Division One this week.

Chief Reporter Ian Proctor gets a soccer masterclass, Kingsbury by Chris Berry

Chief Reporter Ian Proctor gets a soccer masterclass, Kingsbury by Chris Berry


We were born on the same day as prince!

Fifteen babies born at Northwick Park Hospital will share the same birthday as the newly arrived Prince of Cambridge.

Pupils graduate from special curriculum

STUDENTS graduated from a two-year programme of a specially designed curriculum.

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