A landlord has been fined for building 12 flats in Willesden without the necessary planning consent.
A fine is not that unusual but this fine - almost £1.5m - is believed to be Britain's biggest confiscation order for a planning offence.
Salah Ali was taken to court by Brent Council, which claims he has flouted regulations in the borough for the past 10 years. More now from Paul Brand.
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