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From the state of your street to the school your child attends, politics plays a part in every aspect of West London life and the Get West London offer daily reporting and reaction to town hall decision-making and debate across the area as well as MPs activity in the constituencies.

Mary Macleod MP: Improving our democracy and creating a modern Parliament

Mary Macleod, Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth , discusses her work on getting more women into Parliament in her latest column.

Angie Bray MP: Scottish referendum is no bad thing (and neither is one on Europe)

Angie Bray, Conservative MP for Ealing Central & Acton
After what seems like a lengthy campaign, the referendum on Scottish independence is just weeks away, writes Ealing Central & Acton MP, Angie Bray

Lord Adonis launches major review into tri-borough services

The Baron will be joined by an LSE professor and the senior vice president of Warner Bros to test the quality and effectiveness of the model.

Steve Pound MP: Why Greenford can be proud of its famous and successful son

In his latest column, Labour MP for Ealiing North Steve Pound , pays tribute to one of his constituents who is a remarkable 'rags to riches' success story.

Compulsory purchase plans approved to secure Brentford stadium site

Councillors vote overwhelmingly to use compulsory purchase orders to buy land needed for Brentford FC's arena if negotiations with the owners break down

Londoners urged to plan ahead to avoid getting caught out by RideLondon road closures

Residents affected by this year's Prudential RideLondon street cycle race are being urged to take note of road closures and plan ahead.

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour need to get a grip of the numbers

Councillor Greg Smith
Councillor Greg Smith takes aim at Labour-run Hammersmith & Fulham's budget plans in his inaugural column as Conservative group leader.

Westminster Council winning west London twitter battle

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Westminster is beating Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea with its number of twitter followers.

Brentford soldier's forgotten WW1 photo diary - including shot of his own grave - goes on display in Hounslow

The story of Edgar Turner, killed in battle in Northern Greece, is one of many being told in a new exhibition at Hounslow Civic Centre

Bedfont Lakes Country Park flooded with balls as hundreds enjoy The Big Bounce

Youngsters were treated to an acrobatics show in the park on Sunday, before hundreds of balls were released for them to play with

Inwood Park and Dukes Meadows join list of Green Flag parks in Hounslow

Hounslow now has a record 10 parks flying Green Flags, awarded to the UK's best-maintained green spaces

'We're full': Harrow Council to start housing tenants elsewhere as homes crisis deepens

Harrow Council currently spends £1.4million on housing those on waiting lists in temporary accommodation such as bed and breakfasts.

Bedfont Lakes Country Park flooded with balls as hundreds enjoy The Big Bounce

Youngsters were treated to an acrobatics show in the park on Sunday, before hundreds of balls were released for them to play with

Inwood Park and Dukes Meadows join list of Green Flag parks in Hounslow

Hounslow now has a record 10 parks flying Green Flags, awarded to the UK's best-maintained green spaces

Heritage asset list extended for first time in 13 years

Ealing Council's cabinet accepted more sites as local heritage assets at a meeting

Thursday July 30: Five family things to do today in west London

Watch Disney Pixar's Up at Inwood Park
getwestlondon is on a mission to banish the boredom during this summer's school holidays with daily lists of five things to do to entertain the kids around west London.

Ealing men jailed for benefit fraud

The two men have been jailed for wrongfully claiming thousands of pounds worth of handouts from Ealing Council.

Lottery funded restoration of Eastcote House Gardens starts

Friends group says sorry for inconvenience during building but "eventually we will have a fantastic community centre for all to enjoy"

Hillingdon gets huge boost in funding for early years education

Hillingdon Council will spend £8.8million on pre-primary school children this year

Schools success hailed by Conservative leader as he takes a swipe at Labour group

Tory leader pays tribute to political colleagues and council staff as £150m school building programme nears completion.

Other councils

'Hounslow's young people need a louder voice'

Hounslow's youth MP speaks out after borough's representation in UK Youth Parliament is halved

MPs begin HS2 petition hearings

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

MP Virendra Sharma talks politics with Featherstone High School students

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma said the view of cynics that young people are not interested in politics is far from accurate.

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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
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