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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

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

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

Survivors of fatal gas explosion in Hounslow landed with £73,000 bill

A woman whose home was destroyed in the blast during last October's St Jude's storm says she and her neighbours have been treated with 'no compassion'

Hounslow off-licences pledge not to sell super strength booze

More than 15 licensees across the borough have agreed not to sell cheap beer, lager or cider which is over 6 per cent ABV
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

Survivors of fatal gas explosion in Hounslow landed with £73,000 bill

A woman whose home was destroyed in the blast during last October's St Jude's storm says she and her neighbours have been treated with 'no compassion'

Hounslow off-licences pledge not to sell super strength booze

More than 15 licensees across the borough have agreed not to sell cheap beer, lager or cider which is over 6 per cent ABV

£20k fine for Greenford caterers after hundreds of wedding guests get 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.

Ealing Tories dispute council's target savings while crucial services are under threat

The leader of the borough's Conservative party says Ealing Council only needs to save £35 million in the next year, not £50m

Stall-holder who sold fake goods is handed suspended sentence

'Designer' handbags, purses and belts found in Greenford lockup

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.

Mo Khursheed: Only Labour will stand up for the issues that affect Charville people

Councillor Mo Khursheed, leader of the opposition Labour group on Hillingdon Council, says his team is fighting hard for the people of Charville and candidate John Oswell is the best man to represent the people of the ward.

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