IN THIS week's Observer look out for the outcome of the court hearing of Harrow councillor facing fraud charges.
You can also read about how an anti-gangs group run my mums has united young people from different parts of the community through football.
We have a full round up of charity events for Children in Need and St Luke's Hospice, including a swing dance competition to rival Strictly Come Dancing.
Unions hit back over changes to front line jobs at the council which will result in job losses and a freeze in allowances for councillors - we bring you the latest on these disputes.
One of our reporters visits the death camps in Auschwitz along with young people from schools around Harrow and writes a moving report on their shared experience.
In Brent, the Observer has the latest on the campaign to save the A&E at Central Middlesex Hospital and a look at Brent Council's draft budget which was announced this week and promises to protect the most vulnerable people in the borough.
Other highlights include a visit to Jack's Place ward at Northwick Park Hospital to find out how your gifts donated through our Toy Appeal 2012 will benefit sick children over Christmas.
In sport, you can read an interview with Wealdstone FC's popular goalkeeper as he prepared to return to the game this week after a career-threatening injury.
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