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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.

British Airways launches new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme

Applications for BA's new customer service scheme - to train and fly as cabin crew - closes on April 23

British Airways offer 50 work experience placements for students in west London

British Airways has invited local youngsters to apply for a work experience placement with the firm before 8

Slice of toast nearly causes student accommodation fire in Chelsea

A slice of toast
A build-up of crumbs caught alight, leading to the evacuation of 200 people

Hounslow school makes country's top 100 list

St Mark's Catholic School has been hailed by ministers after being rated in the top 100 nationally for three key performance measures

Police give road safety lesson at new Polish Saturday school

Officers visited ProPOLONIA in Hounslow, which was set up to help Polish youngsters practise their mother tongue and learn more about the country's culture and traditions

Universities

Hundreds enjoy sunshine during Hillingdon Half Marathon

Nearly 400 people took part and many others lined the streets to cheer them on as they made their way around the 13.1-mile course at the weekend

Grand National 2015: Tips on who to back in the big race

Bookies have named Shutthefrontdoor as favourite to win the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday but our tipster has some other horses worth watching

MP candidates for Uxbridge and South Ruislip make HS2 and Heathrow vows

Candidates from four of the five main political parties made promises at a public debate about how they would vote if elected to parliament

Schools & Academies

Parents call for return of zebra crossing outside Hammersmith school

Parents fear the busy roads is an accident waiting to happen outside John Betts Primary

Parents of teen who died after taking ecstasy launch school drugs classes

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, died from a fatal dose of MDMA at a rave in Hayes, prompting his parents to campaign for mandatory drugs education in schools

Key Stage 2 test results: how did your school fare?

How well did local schools in your area fare in the Key Stage 2 tests? Use our interactive gadget to find out...

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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter