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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.

The Mayor of Harrow in 2013/14 Councillor Nizam Ismail pictured at Edgware's Bob Lawrence Library

Closure of four Harrow libraries and reduction of hours of remaining branches proposed by council

Consultation launched on shutting of Bob Lawrence Library in Edgware, North Harrow Library in North Harrow, Hatch End Library in Hatch End, and Rayners Lane Library in South Harrow

Volunteer could be forced to quit charity work following car fine row with 'heartless' Harrow Council

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Graham Miller could be forced to sell his vehicle to pay off fines he was hit with while doing charity work, leaving disabled people without a helping hand

Hayes schoolchildren create video games under new computing curriculum from Michael Gove

Year five pupils at Minet Junior School took part in an innovative computer programming workshop

Hillingdon MP Nick Hurd sees first hand how a shot in the arm could help local businesses

The Conservative MP paid a visit to a Northwood pharmacy to see how it has used a government tax cut to create a new job role

Increasing numbers of young people in west London are dependent on food handouts

The 600 young people supported by YMCA West London are increasingly dependent on outside sources to provide basic food

Deserved celebration for Fulham school which nearly did not open

Fulham Boys School celebrated its official opening after a host of challenges which meant they nearly did not open in September

Fans celebrate the life of Rik Mayall as Hammersmith memorial bench unveiled

The bench can be seen at the junction of Queen Caroline Street and Hammersmith Bridge Road

Police and Council baffled as to why angels are being beheaded at cemeteries in Fulham

Nine statues have been mysteriously vandalised in four Fulham cemeteries over just two days, causing police to step up patrols in the area.

Brentford's waterfront to be transformed with nearly 900 new homes

Ballymore's controversial plans to regenerate the long-neglected site south of Brentford High Street were last night approved by councillors

Redlees Park playground in Isleworth could remain closed for several weeks

The play area at the park in Twickenham Road is closed due to subsidence, but one woman claims some youngsters are still using the dangerous equipment

Collection points set up for Christmas food appeal in Hounslow

Generous residents can donate non-perishable goods to Hounslow Community FoodBox at drop-off points in Brentford and Isleworth

Pinner Park Farm campaigners warn 'our fight has just begun' as council plot to give farmers the boot

As council unveil plans for public park and housing, campaigner says: “It is like they can do what the want, and just get away with it."

Redlees Park playground in Isleworth could remain closed for several weeks

The play area at the park in Twickenham Road is closed due to subsidence, but one woman claims some youngsters are still using the dangerous equipment

Collection points set up for Christmas food appeal in Hounslow

Generous residents can donate non-perishable goods to Hounslow Community FoodBox at drop-off points in Brentford and Isleworth

Executive head chosen for new Ark Academy in Acton

Events will take place for parents who would like to meet Jacqueline Steele and discuss the future of the school

Pupils protest after lollipop women axed by Ealing Council

Parents with youngsters at schools affected say they are risking the lives of children for the sake of savings.

£20k fine for Greenford caterers after wedding guests are struck with food poisoning

A Greenford catering company has been fined £20,111 after serving rice to 470 wedding guests which later tested positive for the bacteria E.coli.

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

Tight contest ends in Hillingdon Labour group holding seat by just 21 votes

MP Nick Hurd calls HS2 shambolic and says he will vote against it in Parliament

The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP joined campaigners to tell BBC London news about the impact of HS2 on Ickenham and Ruislip

Next to combine two stores in Hayes to create giant superstore

The opening, which is on track for summer 2015, will create 47 jobs.

Other councils

Hayes schoolchildren create video games under new computing curriculum from Michael Gove

Year five pupils at Minet Junior School took part in an innovative computer programming workshop

Hillingdon MP Nick Hurd sees first hand how a shot in the arm could help local businesses

The Conservative MP paid a visit to a Northwood pharmacy to see how it has used a government tax cut to create a new job role

Increasing numbers of young people in west London are dependent on food handouts

The 600 young people supported by YMCA West London are increasingly dependent on outside sources to provide basic food

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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