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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.

Labour politicians in Brentford and Isleworth call for an end to Iraq air strikes

Constituency group says missiles are killing innocent civilians, fuelling support for Islamic State terrorists

Funding cuts posing 'real and serious' threat to future of Kew Gardens

If funding cuts continue we stand to lose far more than just 'a theme park with flowers' warn unions and politicians.

More than 250 jobs could go as Hounslow Council plans to slash spending by £35.1 million

Less money for library books, fewer public recycling sites and shorter opening hours at the Civic Centre are among the planned savings measures

About 200 workers protest outside West Middlesex Hospital during NHS strike over pay

Union leader says no patients were put at risk and thanks members of the public for their support

Defence secretary sees Heston cadets in action

Michael Fallon impressed by rifle shooting and model plane building skills of air and army cadets he meets

Cycle Superhighway 9 to go ahead, but only through Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham

Cyclng czar Andrew Gilligan confirms CS9 will be built, but cyclists should expect to wait at least two years to use the lane

Hammersmith and Fulham deny scuppering attempts to delay Earls Court demolition

The council has been accused of reneging on its promises after holding a private meeting to push through demolition details

New consultation demanded over Charing Cross Hospital's A&E confusion

NHS bosses came under fire from Labour councillors after they could not clarify what kind of A&E would be at Charing Cross when it is turned into a local hospital
Councillor Steve Curran said the findings of Hounslow Homes' internal fraud inquiry had been passed to police

No charges over Hounslow Homes fraud allegation

Hounslow Council says managers at the housing association mishandled the investigation, making further inquiries and prosecutions impossible

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

Sweeping improvements promised to leaf clearance in Hounslow

Hounslow Highways says it has 'stepped up resources' following complaints last autumn

Driven and ambitious locals flock to Harrow job fair

On Wednesday (October 22) the Xcite job fair took place, various opportunities were provided by recruiters from retail giants, care agencies and construction companies.

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

Sweeping improvements promised to leaf clearance in Hounslow

Hounslow Highways says it has 'stepped up resources' following complaints last autumn

Celebrations mark major milestone in £155m development in West Ealing

A special community event was held to mark the completion of the first phase of the project, which has delivered 176 new homes and community facilities.

Ealing's iconic Town Hall could become hotel and flats under radical cost-cutting council plan

Ealing Council has said it is looking at options to redevelop the centre while cutting costs

Virendra Sharma MP: Crossrail is on track to bring benefits to Ealing

Labour MP for Ealing Southall, Virendra Sharma , discusses the benefits of Crossrail in his latest column.

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

Cyber crime conference aims to keep the hacker out of your business

The conference will bring together experts who will explain the scale of the threat of cyber crime to businesses, the types of threat and ways to recognise and protect against them.

Labour councillor quits triggering by-election in Hillingdon

Familiar face returning to the battle in ward she used to represent

Other councils

Labour politicians in Brentford and Isleworth call for an end to Iraq air strikes

Constituency group says missiles are killing innocent civilians, fuelling support for Islamic State terrorists

About 200 workers protest outside West Middlesex Hospital during NHS strike over pay

Union leader says no patients were put at risk and thanks members of the public for their support

Defence secretary sees Heston cadets in action

Michael Fallon impressed by rifle shooting and model plane building skills of air and army cadets he meets

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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