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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.

Cllr Julian Bell: Family emergency was timely reminder of why its wrong to close our A&Es

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell criticises Government plans to close local Accident and Emergency wards in his latest column.

Cllr Greg Stafford: Beware Labour 'doublespeak' over Ealing Council finances

Ealing Tory leader Councillor Greg Stafford calls on his Labour opponents to come clean over council finances in his latest column.

Boris says 'yes' to Uxbridge and South Ruislip

The Mayor of London submitted his name to Conservative Campaign Headquarters this morning, just 48 hours before the deadline.

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour's rhetoric fails to live up to reality

Councillor Greg Smith, Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative group leader
Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader Councillor Greg Smith accuses his Labour opponents of 'kicking residents in the teeth over parking permits' in his latest column.

Isleworth community rallies round man with learning difficulties who 'faces abuse' if he is deported

The family of Wadih Chouery, who is a familiar face at Joseph's Patisserie in Isleworth, say his safety would be put at risk if he is sent back to Lebanon
Councillor Greg Smith, Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative group leader

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour's rhetoric fails to live up to reality

Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader Councillor Greg Smith accuses his Labour opponents of 'kicking residents in the teeth over parking permits' in his latest column.

Prince's charity could lease Fulham Palace garden centre to pet superstore

Neighbours have launched a petition to save the popular Fulham garden centre's lease being sold to Pets at Home by The Prince's Trust.

Andy Slaughter MP: Barred from meeting as hospital closure goes from tragedy to farce

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter with banner opposing hospital closures
Andy Slaughter, Labour MP for Hammersmith , uses his latest column to further lambast the decision to close services at Charing Cross Hospital.

Frustration over Southall roadworks at boiling point as angry drivers take to Twitter

Ealing Council blame signal issues linked to the recently opened Costco retail development on Hayes Road.

Firms could be charged for handing out flyers in Hounslow

Businesses would be charged £25 a day or £250 in a move designed to cut litter and protect consumers from misleading promotions

Petition launched against sports centre build in Hanworth

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Community rallies together in fight to keep peaceful fields from being replaced by football and drinking

India Independence Day celebration in Harrow

Indian Association of Harrow marked the day with a special get together.

Firms could be charged for handing out flyers in Hounslow

Businesses would be charged £25 a day or £250 in a move designed to cut litter and protect consumers from misleading promotions

Petition launched against sports centre build in Hanworth

updated
Community rallies together in fight to keep peaceful fields from being replaced by football and drinking

Ealing Broadway Crossrail plans to be centre of public exhibition

Ealing Council are appealing for members of the public to have a look at the plans and give their ideas and opinions despite the designs for the new station already being approved.

Former Starlite cinema should become community centre not flats, say Ealing campaigners

Ealing Council's planning committee will decide whether a former cinema will be transformed into 39 flats in a meeting on Wednesday.

Frustration over Southall roadworks at boiling point as angry drivers take to Twitter

Ealing Council blame signal issues linked to the recently opened Costco retail development on Hayes Road.
Uxbridge Magistrates Court

Couple slapped with hefty fine for charging people to live in Hayes outbuilding

Rogue landlords fined £12,000 for ignoring council order to stop renting out illegal 'beds in sheds' building

Opinion split over new Hillingdon Tesco

Strong reaction on social media sites Twitter and Facebook as plan for supermarket gets green light

Tesco gets green light for huge new store at Hillingdon Circus despite petitions

Tesco has won its long running battle to build a new supermarket in Hillingdon, as part of a scheme that will also include 125 homes and a hotel.

Other councils

Boris says 'yes' to Uxbridge and South Ruislip

The Mayor of London submitted his name to Conservative Campaign Headquarters this morning, just 48 hours before the deadline.

Isleworth community rallies round man with learning difficulties who 'faces abuse' if he is deported

The family of Wadih Chouery, who is a familiar face at Joseph's Patisserie in Isleworth, say his safety would be put at risk if he is sent back to Lebanon

Heston restaurant Delhi Wala 'highly commended' by MPs in Tiffin Cup

Vegetarian eatery in Vicarage Farm Road is awarded a coveted Tiffin Cup chef's jacket despite missing out on a place in the competition's grand final

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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