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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 Greg Smith: Fulham super sewer is entirely pointless

Councillor Greg Smith, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham's Conservative opposition, discusses the "devastating" costs of Thames Water's super sewer project in his latest column.

How would you vote in the Scottish referendum?

Would you choose independence or would you stick with the union?

Feeding pigeons could be banned in Hounslow

Hounslow Council is considering introducing a borough-wide ban on feeding the birds, which were described last night as a 'health hazard'

Angie Bray MP: Scotland's decision will have huge implications for England too

Regardless of whether its Yes or No, the Scottish independence vote will have wide ranging implications for those of us in England, writes Ealing Central & Acton MP Angie Bray

West London Rape Crisis Centre gets £140,000 funding to continue support

The money will be used to provide counselling and therapies to victims of sexual violence in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow over the next two years

Cllr Greg Smith: Fulham super sewer is entirely pointless

Councillor Greg Smith, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham's Conservative opposition, discusses the "devastating" costs of Thames Water's super sewer project in his latest column.

Refurbished Fulham Post Office now open longer

The Post Office in Fulham Road has been modernised and will now open longer to help customers, writes James Sherrard

Community furious over Fulham super sewer green light

Friday's go-ahead for a giant sewer with a main site on Fulham's riverside has been met with fury by the community who say the pollution and disruption will be unbearable

Tesco submits plans for 21-storey Ventana tower beside Hounslow bus garage

Developer says it has responded to local concerns, and the fate of the 270-home development is now in the hands of local councillors

Ballymore ready to face the music over Brentford town centre plan

Developer apologises for the two year delay but insists its scheme is the right one for the area.

Watch: Hounslow schoolchildren join Lawrence Dallaglio to mark one year countdown to Rugby World Cup

A hundred pupils from five secondary schools across Hounslow teamed up with the former world cup winner to pass a ball one mile between them from Redlees Park, in Isleworth, to the gates of Twickenham Stadium

Fraudsters have 100 boxes of fake loom bands seized by trading standards

Harrow Council's officers made the discovery during a set of raids as a part of a day of action.

Ballymore ready to face the music over Brentford town centre plan

Developer apologises for the two year delay but insists its scheme is the right one for the area.

Watch: Hounslow schoolchildren join Lawrence Dallaglio to mark one year countdown to Rugby World Cup

A hundred pupils from five secondary schools across Hounslow teamed up with the former world cup winner to pass a ball one mile between them from Redlees Park, in Isleworth, to the gates of Twickenham Stadium
Ealing Half Marathon start and end points

Road closures this weekend for Ealing Half Marathon

Rolling road closures will be taking place in Ealing borough this Sunday for the Half Marathon.

Vote for your favourite park now, say Ealing Council

The country's search for park of the year has begun

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
Jamie Chapman, 20, of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, and Jason Winskill, 25, of Hatton Grove, West Drayton , were convicted of sexually abusing two girls from a Hillingdon Council-run children's home

Brothers convicted of sexually abusing two girls at Hillingdon Council-run children's home

Jason Winskill, 25, of Hatton Grove, West Drayton and Jamie Chapman, 20, of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, were convicted yesterday at Southwark Crown Court of crimes carried out between May and December 2012

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."

Other councils

West London Rape Crisis Centre gets £140,000 funding to continue support

The money will be used to provide counselling and therapies to victims of sexual violence in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow over the next two years

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

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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