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Executive head chosen for new Ark Academy in Acton

Events will take place for parents who would like to meet Jacqueline Steele and discuss the future of the school

Getting to know Ealing's latest borough commander, Superintendent Paul Martin

Danya Bazaraa meets with Ealing's temporary borough commander to find out what his aims and priorities are.

'Eco-warriers' at Acton High plan new garden for community

Pupils have been awarded a £1,000 grant by City Pitch after promoting environmental issues

West London's queen of perfume creates her own bit of magic in Acton

Sarah McCartney is not so much a perfumer but more of a white witch. Mixing potions interwoven with spells and incantations that really place her in a league of her own.

Southall Pizza Hut takeaway closed after cockroaches found

The takeaway was one of four restaurants shut by council inspectors

Vince Cable: We were right to enter the coalition

The Secretary of State for Business spoke at a Liberal Democrats dinner in Ealing

Ealing Mums in Business honoured at House of Commons

The founders of the company will be acknowledged at a parliamentary reception next month

Commuter havoc as Victoria Station evacuated because of smoke inside shop

Closures on the District line and Piccadilly line also caused massive delays from those coming in from west London

Thieves try to blow up Sainsbury's cash machine in Acton

The Flying Squad is investigating after thieves tried to explode a cash point in Acton just 15 minutes before a similar raid occurred in Isleworth.

Hanbury Road in Acton, where firefighters held a staged a mock rescue

Firefighters' ability to mount high rise rescue is put to the test in Acton

Fire crews staged a mock rescue from a block of flats in Acton on Saturday but it looked so real that passers by thought it was a genuine emergency.

Council works with partners to improve east Acton life

Council Leader Julian Bell said they will be more strategic in tackling unemployment, crime and safety at a scrutiny meeting

Collect a ribbon and join Ealing police in supporting children in care this Christmas

People can collect a ribbon from a Christmas tree outside Ealing Police Station and buy a voucher a child in care this Christmas as part of a new appeal.

Ealing Town Hall, home to the borough council

Ealing Tories say there will be nowhere to hold council meetings if Town Hall is turned into hotel

The opposition probed the council leader on the ins and outs of proposals to turn part of the town hall into a hotel and relocate the central library at a scrutiny meeting last night

Do you know the whereabouts of Tania Georgeat?

Family of French teenager last seen in Acton appeal to her to get in touch

Police have launched a missing persons inquiry at the request of Interpol to find a missing 19-year-old girl from France, who has been living in London.

Women's only gym coming to Everyone Active Acton Centre

Due to popular demand one of the studios will be transformed for ladies by the end of January

Jimmy Savile sex abuse inquiry extended to Harrow and Acton patients' hospital

A wave of other hospitals from Rochdale, Leeds and London are included in fresh allegations.

Watch: Teen shaves head for cancer charity that supported her

A 16-year-old Northolt girl is giving something back to CLIC Sargent, 10 years after being given the all-clear

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School Acton choreograph routine to We are Monster High anthem for national competition

Students are competing for a chance to have their dance filmed and published on the Monster High Official website

Electricity firm SSE 'unlawfully broke into home' in Acton by drilling through lock on front door

The electric supplier illegally gained access into an Acton flat to check a meter, which turned out to be the wrong one.

Ealing Town Hall with union flag flying

Cllr Gregory Stafford: Council's money saving plan is short on detail and lacks a joint-up approach

Ealing Tory leader, Gregory Stafford raises concerns about the Labour-run council's wide-reaching plans for the Town Hall, Perceval House and Central Library.

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton tells Acton school pupils about healthy eating

The ambassador of the healthy eating programme talked to pupils at an Acton primary school about their experience of the scheme

Hounslow council leaders grilled over the impact of planned £35 million cuts

Fears raised over the effect on services for the elderly, mental health care and the safeguarding of vulnerable young people

Pedestrian hit by car in Shepherd's Bush dies

Daniel Garcia, 25, of Acton, was hit on Sunday morning and died in hospital yesterday (October 28)

Angie Bray MP: What happens when parliamentarians fall short of expectations?

Angie Bray, Conservative MP for Ealing Central and Acton , discusses 'recall proposals' that could force disgraced MPs to face a by-election.

X-Factor judge Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell dines at Harvester in Hanwell to fulfill promise he made on Saturday's X Factor

Diners were amazed to see X-Factor judge Simon Cowell and contestant Stevi Ritchie enjoying a £4.99 crispy scampi meal at the Harvester in Boston Manor Road.

Fayrouz Lounge in Neeld Parade, Wembley

Wembley shisha lounge bosses fined for allowing smoking inside enclosed premises

Second time in a year the owner of Fayrouz Lounge in Neeld Parade, Wembley, has been found guilty of breaking the smoke-free laws

Isleworth man waits 105 years for his 15 minutes of fame

Fred Cuddeford appears on television for the first time in the month he celebrates his 105th birthday at home in Isleworth and at Acton Deaf Club

Exhibition shows the best of Acton

More than 100 Acton residents have helped create the display which includes work by a famous artist and rising stars of the art world

West London homelessness charity cook up a plan to help them buy a new van

City Harvest, which provides food for people who are homeless or on the breadline, needs you to create treats with their cake mix and raise cash for a new van

Snell strike not enough as Wealdstone bow out of the Middlesex County Cup

Youth football round-up also featuring Headstone Manor, Acton Ealing Whistlers and Denham United Ladies

Acton

Acton is a popular place to live largely thanks to an extremely strong community spirit and excellent transport links. It is home to more railway stations than any other part of the capital. Most of the area is sited within Ealing Borough with the rest in Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Zoe Drewett
Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Uxbridge, Harefield, Northwood, Northwood Hills
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Rayners Lane, South Harrow, North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Wealdstone and Wembley
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter