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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.

Opening of new Ealing free school postponed by a YEAR

Decision to postpone opening by a year described as "deeply disappointing" as negotiations are ongoing regarding a preferred site in south Ealing

UK's first state-funded Hindu secondary school unveils plans for new home

You can learn more about Avanti House School's plans to move to council playing fields in Stanmore at an exhibition next week

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Ealing school pupils getting a better deal thanks to the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats in Government are making a difference in schools in Ealing, says local Lib Dem leader Councillor Gary Malcolm in his latest column.

'Saving anthropology A-levels could help prevent home-grown terrorists'

Tomislav Maric, who teaches anthropology at Heston Community School, is backing a national campaign to prevent it being axed as an A-level subject

Hounslow primary school ordered to move amid safety fears

Tarbiyyah Primary School's location at an industrial unit on a busy road is deemed unsafe for pupils

Universities

Pain leads to a record gain for Brunel University runner

David Hall broke 10-year-old BUCS Nationals record on the way to 400m gold

Red Bull Paper Wings contest touches down in Uxbridge

Paper Wings competition sees over 50 ‘pilots’ take part to find the best planes

Mohammed Emwazi's mother 'instantly recognised' son in gruesome ISIS video

Ghaneya Emwazi recognised her son's voice before she saw him in ISIS's first video in which American James Foley was beheaded by 'Jihadi John'

Schools & Academies

Parents shelling out more than £300 a year on 'rip-off' school uniforms

Children are being bullied for turning up in the wrong uniform because parents cannot afford prices, says The Children's Society

Laughter all around on World Book Day

Children of all ages from Brentford, Feltham and Kensington were among many in west London to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday

Hounslow cycling group call for safe routes to school in Feltham

Cyclists have called for continuous protected cycle lanes from Oak Hill Academy to Feltham railway station

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Journalists

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