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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.

How singing and sign language helped an Isleworth primary school transform its fortunes

Worple Primary School's innovative methods helped it secure a 'good' rating just 18 months after a critical Ofsted report

Parents warned as application deadline looms

Council school admissions team is encouraging parents to apply for more than one school and that they should consider local schools as well as others further away.

Pupils in Heston don blindfolds to mark World Sight Day

Students at Westbrook Primary School played football and hockey wearing the masks to help them understand the challenges facing blind and visually impaired people

Quartet of Hounslow schools win entry to Gold Club

Lampton School, The Heathland School, Lionel Primary and Grove Park Primary are all praised by Boris Johnson for helping more deprived students flourish

Uxbridge High School headteacher quits but mystery remains

Princpal and his deputy took leave of absence in spring. Now resignations announced.

Universities

Vigil outside Scotland Yard for 'murdered' student

After spying claims, mother of Brunel student Ricky Reel steps up her campaign again

West London dance music trio Concrete Disco launch debut album - for free

Concrete Disco - brothers and former Pinner residents Dom and Joe Berditch, and their friend Jonny Wharton, whose stage name is Jonny Falls Over - released their double LP Work For Your Living, Play For Your Life at the end of September

Nearly 30,000 new jobs and 1,600 homes planned along Brentford's Golden Mile

New rail links, a segregated cycle lane along the A4 and a boardwalk from Boston Manor tube station across the M4 and Grand Union Canal are among Hounslow Council's plans to revive the strip's fortunes

Schools & Academies

Hillingdon Council party leaders' monthly columns

This month: Councillor Ray Puddifoot on Labour's problems with 'the vision thing' and Mo Khursheed slams polling district changes as costly and confusing

In pictures: Pupils at Hanworth school learn about food trail from farm to fork at Tesco store

By mid-November all year groups at Forge Lane Primary will get to go on the interactive tour at Feltham Tesco as part of the supermarkets Eat Happy project

How singing and sign language helped an Isleworth primary school transform its fortunes

Worple Primary School's innovative methods helped it secure a 'good' rating just 18 months after a critical Ofsted report

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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
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