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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.

Boris Island decision secures 'tens of thousands of jobs' in west London

Hounslow Council's deputy leader welcomes rejection of estuary airport plan but Boris Johnson calls it 'myopic' and Richmond Council leader brands it 'unimaginative'

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

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.
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.

Boris Island decision secures 'tens of thousands of jobs' in west London

Hounslow Council's deputy leader welcomes rejection of estuary airport plan but Boris Johnson calls it 'myopic' and Richmond Council leader brands it 'unimaginative'

Primary pupils in Hounslow make huge leap in KS2 results

ATL claims
The percentage of children in the borough getting level four or above in all three Key Stage Two tests is now four per cent above the national average

Safety watchdog allays asbestos fears over Hounslow demolition site

HSE assures public the toxic substance was removed from the Hounslow House site, where an office block collapsed in July, before demolition work began
Under One Sky is Harrow's largest annual musical and cultural community celebrating diversity and unity

Under One Sky: timeline of Harrow's largest community event that celebrates borough's immense diversity and richness

getwestlondon presents a short history of the cultural and music spectacular hosted by Harrow Council

Primary pupils in Hounslow make huge leap in KS2 results

ATL claims
The percentage of children in the borough getting level four or above in all three Key Stage Two tests is now four per cent above the national average

Safety watchdog allays asbestos fears over Hounslow demolition site

HSE assures public the toxic substance was removed from the Hounslow House site, where an office block collapsed in July, before demolition work began

Save the Starlite demo held by Greenford campaigners

Ealing Council's planning committee will decide the fate of a former cinema site on Wednesday

New sixth form centre and art facilities for St Benedict's

The work should be completed for the Ealing school by the end of 2015

MP to take disabled driver's PCN battle to Westminster

Bob Blackman lends fuming motorist Frank Acton his support in fight against Ealing Council.

Busy week for Boris as selection procedure goes up a gear

Rumours of 'hats in the ring' as Conservative association starts the process of weeding out potential candidates

Fine for shopkeeper who sold fireworks at the wrong time of year

Shop in Eastcote caught red-handed selling a firework outside the permitted period of sale

Olympic rower James Cracknell to face Boris in Uxbridge as mayor faces tough challenges for nomination

updated
Boris Johnson will face competition to be the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip next year from Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell.

Other councils

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

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

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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