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Education

Here you will find the latest news on West London's schools, academies and further education colleges, plus the area's prominent universities, Brunel and the University of West London. A baby boom in recent years has seen the demand for school places soar, triggering a rapid expansion of local schools and free schools coming on stream to keep up.

Robert Winston claims Hounslow students' exam results outshone his as he presents school awards

The TV scientist took time out from campaigning against Scottish independence to hand out awards at The Heathland School last night

Shadow work secretary hears about 'rising cost of learning' from West Thames College students

Students at the Isleworth campus complain about tuition fees, travel costs and childcare expenses during a visit by Labour MP Rachel Reeves

Equivalent of four new secondary schools needed to meet growing demand in Hounslow

Hounslow Council is awaiting the outcome of two free school applications before deciding how to meet the shortfall in places

Harrow College to host new method of studying for University degree

Harrow College is one of the first learning institutes to offer a new method of studying a University degree.

Former Brentford schoolgirl pens children's book on global warming

Teaching assistant Sarah Watson has turned to crowdfunding website Kickstarter to raise the £15,000 she needs to get her book funded

Universities

World food and crafts, live music and cookery demonstrations at new monthly Southall market

The first market was held on Sunday, September 7, and will be held on the first Sunday of every month; running from 12 to 4pm in the newly created Southall Square, High Street (next to Lidl).

Hillingdon Half-Marathon comes under starter's orders again

Organisers aiming for 1,000 entrants for flat, fast course around the borough

'Amazing' response to coffee shop-based open mic night in South Harrow

Barista Emmavie Mbongo, with the microphone, organsied an open mic night at Costa Coffee in Northolt Road, South Harrow, to raise money for the Costa Foundation
Organiser and barista Emmavie Mbongo set up the open mic night at Costa Coffee in Northolt Road, South Harrow, to raise cash for Costa Foundation

Schools & Academies

Boris Johnson is selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Boris selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

London Mayor Boris Johnson is a step closer to realising his Downing Street dream after being selected as the Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Media scrum greets Boris in Ruislip as he bids to be MP

Boris arrives to meet the waiting media, with wife Marina
Mayor of London Boris Johnson is Ruislip tonight appealing for the votes of Tory party members to be selected as their candidate in next year's general election.

Boris Johnson sure to face tough questioning over Heathrow at Tory candidate battle

What will his opinion on Heathrow Airport be as a borough MP now his estuary plan has been dropped?

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Journalists

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
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