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HS2 is a controversial high speed rail project linking London and Birmingham. The proposed route travels through boroughs of Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing.

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

Gardening result for best blooming pub in Harefield

Landlord of The Old Orchard, Daniel Redfern, is celebrating a big win in Hillingdon in Bloom

Former London Assembly member for Hillingdon, Richard Barnes

Former Hillingdon councillor and Boris deputy ditches Tory party for UKIP

Richard Barnes, a former right hand man to Mayor Boris Johnson, has defected to the UK Independence Party who he said had the "right answers" to Britain's issues.

Proposed HS2 compensation 'too low' and too restrictive, Hillingdon Council will tell Government

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Tory-run Hillingdon Council, which opposes the construction of High Speed 2 between London and Birmingham, has agreed a critical official response to the Government consultation on compensation schemes for people living near the proposed route

Campaign group say less than 2% of people blighted by HS2 are likely to get compensation

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HS2 Action Alliance say the vast majority of people living in urban areas that are impacted by HS2 - like in Ruislip - will get nothing

'You're to blame'. Observer columnist takes a swipe at Uxbridge and South Ruislip for saying 'yes' to Boris

“Blame them for eschewing the opportunity to select sensibly, for their locality, and instead behaving like stoned students up for a rag-day laugh."

Boris Johnson is selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge & South Ruislip

Watch: Boris selected as Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

London Mayor Boris Johnson is a step closer to realising his Downing Street dream after being selected as the Tory candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

Boris arrives to meet the waiting media, with wife Marina

Media scrum greets Boris in Ruislip as he bids to be MP

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is Ruislip tonight appealing for the votes of Tory party members to be selected as their candidate in next year's general election.

QPR launch consultation to build new stadium, homes and retail in Old Oak

The top-flight club is hoping to move from Loftus Road to build a 40,000 seat stadium and change the brownfield site into a new 'world-class city quarter' worth £6.2 billion to London's economy.

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Boris to stand in Uxbridge and South Ruislip - all the reaction

"He will face those challenges in the same way all three of the local MPs in Hillingdon have to."

Ben Fogle and Alastair Humphreys angered by HS2 after visit to Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre - which it will destroy

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"Concreting over this wonderful wild urban oasis is a terrible thing to do"

Crossrail could extend to Hertfordshire

The new rail link will service Hayes and West Drayton stations

Community organisation launched to give public more of a say on planned developments

The Grand Union Alliance aims to give people a voice when it comes to development in west London

Crossrail could be extended to Harrow and Wealdstone station

The Transport Secretary has announced that proposals to extend the Crossrail to Harrow and other Hertfordshire stations is being considered by the government.

Cllr Julian Bell: Anxiety and excitement about the next four years

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell reflects on the tough financial challenges that lay ahead for his Labour administration in his latest column.

HS2 campaigners intend to appeal High Court decision to dismiss judicial review

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Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot said the ruling: "flew in the face of what we would think justice to be"

HS2 campaigners lose Government challenge over HS2

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Hillingdon Council and HS2 Action Alliance lost a judicial review challenging transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin over safeguarding directions

Michael Borio confirmed as Labour candidate to take on Nick Hurd MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in 2015

The Harrow councillor is looking to take on the MP in the cross-borough constituency.

MPs join forces to ask Government to drop HS2 Heathrow spur

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Nick Hurd, John Randall and Dominic Grieve have written to the transport secretary asking him to drop a spur connecting HS2 to Heathrow Airport

Campaigners will challenge the Government over the environmental impact of HS2

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Complaints from Hillingdon Council, HS2 Action Alliance and anti-HS2 campaigner Lottie Jones about the Government's decision not to conduct an environmental assessment for HS2 will be heard by a UN Committee in Geneva

Ruislip MP to focus on lobbying for changes to HS2 after resigning in Cameron reshuffle

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP lost his Cabinet job in Cameron's re-shuffle but anti-HS2 campaigners hope he will now be free to fight against the high-speed rail project

Minister visits Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre but still says it will have to move because of HS2

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Minister for Transport Robert Goodwill joined MP Nick Hurd at the Harefield centre which will be destroyed by HS2

Hillingdon Council leader: 'Boris is a friend of Hillingdon but it will not be a shoo-in'

Ray Puddifoot says Boris Johnson will not be the only choice for MP if he decides to put his name forward for Uxbridge and South Ruislip seat

HS2 campaign groups fight to be heard by Hybrid Bill Committee

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HS2 Action Alliance and Stop HS2 - the country's two biggest anti-HS2 groups - say the government is trying to gag them

Latest consultation on property compensation packages for HS2 begins

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Consultation launched on latest property compensation provisions outlined in April

Thirty HS2 officials 'should be' paid more than the Prime Minister

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HS2, which is to run through West London, plans to pay its top 30 public servant executives more than the Prime Minister.

MPs begin HS2 petition hearings

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Rail bill committee will now spend months - possibly years - scrutinising nearly 2,000 objections to HS2

MBE for Eastcote man who helped to improve road safety for cyclists

Michael Heduan was honored for his work training lorry drivers to safely share London’s roads with cyclists and vulnerable road users

Nick Hurd says Crossrail visit reinforced need for HS2 tunnel to be extended

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"It is one thing to look at a map or mock ups, quite another to see the reality close up" The MP wanted to better understand the impact of HS2

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Nick Clegg makes trip to Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre - but not to talk about HS2, which will destroy it

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The Deputy Prime Minister dropped his son off at the Harefield centre which will be destroyed if HS2 goes ahead

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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