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Councillors complete Ice Bucket Challengestandard
Senior councillors at Brent Council took part in the social media charity phenomenon Ice Bucket Challenge outside the Brent Civic Centre, London Evening Standard reports.
The video of the challenge was posted on YouTube with the group nominating secretary of state for local government, Eric Pickles, for the challenge.
Private landlords to apply for licencesstandard
People living in single occupancy houses in Wembley Central, Harlesden and Willesden will be encouraged to rent through private landlords who will have to subscribed to a £350 licensing scheme from November.
It is hoped the Brent Council licences, which will last for five years, will target rogue practices. Licences can only be introduced for single occupancy households in areas proven to have anti-social behaviour problems.
Private landlords 'to pay for licensing'standard
Private landlords in Brent will be forced to pay £350 to subscribe to a compulsory five-year licensing scheme after council chiefs gave the go-ahead to the proposals.
The plans are aimed at clamping down on rogue landlords who allow their tenants to live in insanitary and overcrowded conditions, according to the Brent and Kilburn Times.
Top council earnersstandard
Wandsworth Council also had the most number of employees in London making more than £100,000 a year in 2012-13 with 29. Barnet was second with 26, followed by Hillingdon with 24, the Tax Payers' Alliance study found.
Other local authorities with more than 15 people on £100,000 were:
- City of London - 24
- Camden - 23
- Greater London Authority - 21
- Newham - 20
- Islington - 19
- Tower Hamlets - 18
- Brent - 18
- Croydon - 15
Falling tree deathstandard
Brent Council has begun an investigation into the woman's death. A statement read: "This is a very sad situation and our thoughts are with the families and the victims of this tragic accident," a council spokesman said.