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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.

Hounslow council leaders grilled over the impact of planned £35 million cuts

Fears raised over the effect on services for the elderly, mental health care and the safeguarding of vulnerable young people

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour isn't cleaning up Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith , says the Labour-run council is failing to keep the streets clean.

Councillor Mo Khursheed: Council's plan to cut polling stations could voter turnout fall

Polling Station
Councillor Mo Khursheed , leader of the Labour group on Hillingdon Council. sounds a warning about the council's polling station review in his latest column.

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.

House prices in Hounslow see biggest rise in London

Prices in Ealing also rise rapidly, according to Land Registry figures, but estate agent warns the bubble may have already burst

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour isn't cleaning up Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith , says the Labour-run council is failing to keep the streets clean.

More ambulances missing target response times as private spending rockets

The proportion of ambulances failing to arrive within eight minutes has increased by up to a fifth cent in west London

Hounslow council leaders grilled over the impact of planned £35 million cuts

Fears raised over the effect on services for the elderly, mental health care and the safeguarding of vulnerable young people

Opinion divided over plans for new £5.45m marina in Brentford

Some said they would be glad to see the back of the 'junk-covered wrecks', while others dubbed the proposed marina a 'rich man's playground' at a meeting last night

End in sight for long-running Reynard Mills saga in Brentford

The view along the north entrance road to the Reynard Mills site on the Brentford/Ealing border
Officers recommend approval of 195 flat scheme and former objectors now believe it is broadly in keeping with the local area.

Concerned parents urge Harrow Council to not close children's centres... but they've already been given 'notice to quit'

The 'Take Part' consultation has been labelled 'a meaningless stunt' after four centres were given notice to quit two weeks before a consultation on cuts has ended

Opinion divided over plans for new £5.45m marina in Brentford

Some said they would be glad to see the back of the 'junk-covered wrecks', while others dubbed the proposed marina a 'rich man's playground' at a meeting last night

End in sight for long-running Reynard Mills saga in Brentford

The view along the north entrance road to the Reynard Mills site on the Brentford/Ealing border
Officers recommend approval of 195 flat scheme and former objectors now believe it is broadly in keeping with the local area.

Alice Gross family say public memorial service will thank the Hanwell community

The parents of murdered teenager Alice Gross say a public memorial service this weekend will be a thank you to the local community for its support.

Crack den where heroin user was found is shut down

Ealing Council and Ealing Police officers have closed down a house in Southall after receiving complaints from residents about it being used as a drugs den

Phone trader guilty of selling dangerous items pays forfeit

The owner of wholesaler Myfone Accessories Ltd at Southall Enterprise Centre sold fake parts for Apple mobile phones, fake iPad mini cases and unsafe laptop chargers

War hero's name to join Harefield memorial

A 14-year-old relative discovered his grave by chance during a school trip. 

Academy opens in Hayes with family fun day

The opening has created 630 primary school places, 90 nursery places and 12 places for pupils with special educational needs.

Councillor Mo Khursheed: Council's plan to cut polling stations could voter turnout fall

Polling Station
Councillor Mo Khursheed , leader of the Labour group on Hillingdon Council. sounds a warning about the council's polling station review in his latest column.

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