London Borough of Brent

The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in Northwest London. The major areas are Wembley, Willesden and Neasden, it borders the boroughs of Harrow to the northwest, Barnet to the northeast, Camden to the east, the City of Westminster to the southeast, as well as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Fulham and Ealing to the south. Most of the eastern border is formed by the Roman road Watling Street, now the modern A5. Brent has a mixture of residential and commercial land. Brent is one of the country's biggest landmarks, as well as Wembley Arena; the local authority is Brent London Borough Council. Brent was formed in 1965 from the area of the former Municipal Borough of Wembley and Municipal Borough of Willesden of Middlesex, its name derives from the River Brent. Brent is divided into 21 electoral wards; some wards share a name with the traditional areas above, others include Welsh Harp. The borough includes three parliamentary constituencies: Brent North, Brent Central and Hampstead and Kilburn, which includes part of the London Borough of Camden.

Before the 2010 United Kingdom general election it was divided into three constituencies contained wholly within the borough - Brent South, Brent East and Brent North. Brent London Borough Council is elected every four years, with 63 councillors being elected at each election. While the Labour Party has been the largest single party on the council for about half its history and the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have each been the largest party at other times, there have been several periods when no party has had overall control. Labour increased their majority at the 2014 election and 2018 election; as of the 2018 election the council is composed of the following councillors: The Leader of the Council is Labour Councillor Muhammed Butt. In 1801, the civil parishes that form the modern borough had a total population of 2,022; this rose throughout the nineteenth century, as the district became built up. When the railways arrived the rate of population growth increased; the population peaked in the 1960s.

Brent is among the most diverse localities in the country, with large Asian and Indian, Black African, Black Caribbean and Eastern European communities. 45 percent of the population was of minority ethnic in the 1991 census, the highest rate in England at the time. The 2001 UK Census revealed that the borough had a population of 263,464 – of whom 127,806 were male, 135,658 female. Of those stating a choice, 47.71% described themselves as Christian, 17.71% as Hindu, 12.26% as Muslim and 10% as having no religion. Of the population, 39.96% were in full-time employment and 7.86% in part-time employment – compared to a London average of 42.64% and 8.62%, respectively. Residents were predominantly owner-occupiers, with 23.17% owning their house outright, a further 31.33% owning with a mortgage. 10.59% were in local authority housing, with a further 13.29% renting from a housing association, or other registered social landlord. The borough of Brent is ethnically diverse. In the 2011 census, those who identified as White British made up 18% of the borough's population.

18% identified as other White, 5% were of mixed heritage, those of South Asian heritage comprised about 33%, those of African and Caribbean heritage about 19%, other ethnic groups about 7%. Whites were found in highest proportion in the wards of Mapesbury, Brondesbury Park, Queen's Park and Kilburn. Black people in highest proportion were found in Stonebridge and Kensal Green wards. Asians are centred in the wards of Wembley Central and Kenton. Brent has the highest proportion of Irish residents with 4 % of the population, it has one of the largest Brazilian communities in the UK. As of 2011, 41.5% identified themselves as Christian, 18.6% Muslim, 17.8% Hindu and 10.6% with no religion. Brent is notably home of the Neasden Temple, once the largest Hindu mandir outside India. In the House of Commons survey of Female Genital Mutilation, at 1250 Brent had the highest number of attendees to medical services. In 2019, BBC reported that Brent had among highest rates of tuberculosis in the UK at 107 per 100000 population according to WHO figures from 2013.

The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2011 census in Brent. Major districts of Brent include:Kilburn and Wembley. Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, there is adequate rainfall year-round; the Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb".. Diageo has its head office in Park Royal and in the London Borough of Brent, on a former Guinness brewery property; the brewery was closed in 2004. Diageo planned to move its head office to Brent from Central London when the lease on the Central London office expired in 2010. Brent is the joint fourth-worst Borough in London for levels of child poverty. Save the Children reported in 2011. Recycling has been compulsory in the borough of Brent since 2008. Through a green box collection scheme the borough aims to improve on the 25 per cent recycled waste it achieves; the London Borough of Brent has three fire stations within the borou

Paceship 23

The Paceship 23 is a Canadian sailboat, designed by Cuthbertson & Cassian and first built in 1969. The boat was built by Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada between 1969 and 1978, but it is now out of production. A total of 240 examples were constructed during its nine-year production run; the Paceship 23 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim, including a full length wooden rub rail. It has a transom-hung rudder and a fixed fin keel, it carries 900 lb of ballast. The boat has a draft of 3.83 ft with the standard keel fitted. The boat is fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering. List of sailing boat typesSimilar sailboats Beneteau First 235 Bluenose one-design sloop Hunter 23 O'Day 23 Paceship PY 23 Precision 23 Rob Roy 23 Schock 23 Sonic 23 Stone Horse Watkins 23 Media related to Paceship 23 at Wikimedia Commons

Antoine Claudet

Antoine François Jean Claudet, was a French photographer and artist who produced daguerreotypes. Claudet was born in La Croix-Rousse son of Claude Claudet, a cloth merchant and Etiennette Julie Montagnat, was active in Great Britain and died in London, he was a student of photography pioneer Louis Daguerre. Claudet headed a glass factory at Choisy-le-Roi together with Georges Bontemps and moved to England to promote the factory with a shop in High Holborn, London. Having acquired a share in L. J. M. Daguerre's invention, he was one of the first to practice daguerreotype portraiture in England, he improved the sensitizing process by using chlorine in addition to iodine, thus gaining greater rapidity of action, he invented the red dark-room light, it was he who suggested the idea of using a series of photographs to create the illusion of movement. The idea of using painted backdrops is attributed to him. From 1841 to 1851 he operated a studio on the roof of the Adelaide Gallery, behind St. Martin's in the Fields church, London.

In 1843 he took one of only two surviving photographs of Ada Lovelace. He opened subsequent studios at the Colosseum at 107 Regent Street, it has been estimated that he made 1,800 pictures every year with subjects including Michael Faraday and Charles BabbageIn 1848 he produced the photographometer, an instrument designed to measure the intensity of photogenic rays. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1853, in 1858 he produced the stereomonoscope, in reply to a challenge from Sir David Brewster. In 1851 he moved his business to 107 Regent Street, where he established what he called a "Temple to Photography."Claudet received many honours, among, the appointment, in 1853, as "Photographer-in-ordinary" to Queen Victoria, the award, ten years of an honor from Napoleon III of France. He died in London in 1867. Less than a month after his death, his "Temple to photography" was burnt down, most of his valuable photographs were lost. Anglo-American Name Authority File, s.v. "Claudet, A.", LC Control Number nr 88000067, cited 10 February 2006 Union List of Artists Names, s.v.

"Claudet, Antoine", cited 10 February 2006 A brief biography of Antoine Claudet