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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.

PR guru chosen to contest Feltham & Heston for Tories in general election

Simon Nayyar ran for Hackney South & Shoreditch in the 2010 general election

Our poll suggests Boris Johnson is not favourite among readers for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

With just one day to go before local Tories choose who gets the Uxbridge and South Ruislip candidacy our poll suggests readers don't put Boris as number one

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

Council denies jumping the gun over Hounslow Homes closure

Councillor Steve Curran, Hounslow Council's cabinet member for regeneration, addresses a business conference at Hounslow Civic Centre on Monday, February 10
Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran says the dismissal of temporary staff at the housing association has nothing to do with its proposed closure, about which a decision has yet to be made

Cllr Steve Curran: Summer success shows Hounslow has the ball in play

Hounslow Council leader Steve Curran at Bell Corner with BBC arts correspondent Brenda Emmanus
Councillor Steve Curran , leader of Hounslow Council, says the borough is ready to enter the autumn in good shape following a summer of successes.
Nominate a business in Hammersmith & Fulham for an award

Nominate your favourite Hammersmith & Fulham shop or service for a Brilliant Business Award

Do you know a brilliant business you wouldn't hesitate to recommend? A local business hero? Or a business that makes a difference to the quality of your life or others?

Breaking: Council threaten legal action as super sewer through Fulham given green light

Neighbours and politicians in Fulham are furious as they say the tunnel will cause misery for tens of thousands of people living near the Carnwath Road site.

Skills Minister MP Nick Boles visits Ealing campus

The new minister talked to staff and students about the importance of apprenticeships

Action pledged to stop Osterley green space from being litter louts' paradise.

Residents and businesses say factory seating area is a hotspot for rubbish.

First glimpse of new 27-storey tower planned for Hounslow town centre

The tower at the heart of plans for more than 500 homes, a cinema, cafes and a public square in Hounslow town centre appears to have divided opinion

Gloriana team invited to Brentford to see royal barge's prospective new home

Brentford Chamber of Commerce president Suzie Betlem wants Lord Sterling and his team to see for themselves what the royal barge would mean to the area

Could Under One Sky 2014 be the last?

Budgeting concerns from town hall chiefs voiced this week means that next weekend's festival, Under One Sky 2014, could be the last.

First glimpse of new 27-storey tower planned for Hounslow town centre

The tower at the heart of plans for more than 500 homes, a cinema, cafes and a public square in Hounslow town centre appears to have divided opinion

Gloriana team invited to Brentford to see royal barge's prospective new home

Brentford Chamber of Commerce president Suzie Betlem wants Lord Sterling and his team to see for themselves what the royal barge would mean to the area

New church garden for contemplation and thinking time

St Mary's Church Garden in South Ealing is opening this weekend with the Bishop of London

Community stalwart retiring after 70 years in work

Reginald Cole & Co Ltd in Ealing is stopping business on Wednesday

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).

In pictures: Community out in force to support independent shop owners

Neighbours join traders at Independents' Day street party in Northwood Hills

'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."

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

Boris arrives to meet the waiting media, with wife Marina
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.

Other councils

PR guru chosen to contest Feltham & Heston for Tories in general election

Simon Nayyar ran for Hackney South & Shoreditch in the 2010 general election

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

Watch: Attempt to deport man with Down's syndrome to Lebanon is 'shocking', says MP

Twickenham MP Vince Cable backs Wadih Chouery's fight to remain in the UK, where he helps out at his brothers' cafe in Isleworth

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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