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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.

Polish Saturday school due to open in Hounslow

Mum-of-two setting up school because she says there are too few facilities for Hounslow's estimated 9,000 Poles

Rugby chiefs throw lifeline to threatened homework club

The Rugby Football Union donates £1,000 to a homework club on Isleworth's Ivybridge estate after an appeal by MP Mary Macleod, but more help is desperately needed

Marylebone Boys' School finally finds permanent home

The school will open in a temporary site in Kilburn this autumn before moving back to Marylebone in September 2016

Pupils' 'Media Bus' idea pulls up just short of winning line

Heston Community School students fight off competition from 750 pupils across London to reach regional finals of business competition, but just miss out on a place in the grand finals

Parents' anger at paying for new school uniform

Pupils at Pimlico Primary have been told to buy a new summer uniform just six months after opening

Education in Pictures

Universities

Uxbridge woman lives on £1 a day. Could you do it?

Making ends meet is part and parcel of university life, but one Brunel University student took frugal to a new level.

Business competition back for a second year

Nominate the firms you think are getting it right

Lib Dems wage war on 'unfair' parking fines

Hounslow Liberal Democrats accuse the council of unfairly targeting motorists in some areas as it reveals its local election candidates

Schools & Academies

Harlington sports teacher nominated in for Gazette Local Heroes award

Shenaz Mahomed has worked tirelessly supporting sport at Harlington School, and her dedication has now been recognised with an Uxbridge Gazette Local Heroes nomination.

Teen stabbed in broad daylight in Hounslow

A 19-year-old suffered two stab wounds. Police enquiries ongoing.

Twin lifeguards from Fulham to drive to Mongolia in ambulance

Two brothers from Fulham will journey more than 10,000 miles in 'Amber the Ambulance' to take part in the Mongolia Charity rally

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Journalists

Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Greenford, Northolt and Perivale Reporter
Hannah Bewley
Reporter, Wembley Observer
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Reporter, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Poppy Bradbury
White City, Shepherd’s Bush and Westminster Reporter
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford Reporter
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton Reporter
Zoe Drewett
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
James Gates
Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing Reporter
Jack Griffith
Senior Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Jane Harrison
Community Reporter, Ealing Borough
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Kensington and Chelsea Reporter and Fulham and Parsons Green Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Reporter
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Reporter, Harrow Observer
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Yann Tear
Sports Reporter
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter