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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.

Alex James visits The Smallberry Green Primary School in Isleworth

The Blur bassist turned cheese-maker was at the school this morning, where he showed children how to make butter from cream, to mark Red Tractor Week

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.

Universities

Watch: Brunel students plan colourful run to raise funds for Northwood hospice

Brunel University and Michael Sobell Hospice have teamed up to create #colourdash

SSHH! It's the student bus designed to let Brunel neighbours get their beauty sleep

The aims are to reduce noise and litter,and improve the safety of students when getting around Uxbridge at night.

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).

Schools & Academies

And they're off! Starting line of the Ealing Mini Mile

Ealing Mini Mile is a sell-out success with 400 kids taking part

Some 400 plucky youngsters aged 6 to 16 will run in the Ealing Mini Mile, the junior race to the Ealing Half Marathon, on September 28.

Where are the Macmillan Big Coffee Mornings taking place in Harrow and Brent?

Macmillan Coffee Morning at West Middlesex University Hospital
We list the individuals, organisations and charities hosting coffee mornings in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support next week

Setback for Marlborough students as temporary site facilities not up to scratch

First week back for students saw limited PE classes after headteacher felt that the car park-turned playground didn't meet her standards.

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Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Caitlin Black
Pinner, Hatch End. Harrow Weald, Stanmore, Edgware, Queensbury and Kenton
Alix Culbertson
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Uxbridge, Ruislip, Eastcote, Hayes, Harlington & West Drayton
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News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
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Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
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Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
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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