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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.

Labour councillor in Hounslow suspended by party

Khulique Malik, who represents Feltham North, has been suspended pending an investigation by the party

Ex-Harrow councillor and Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested over alleged rape

MP went voluntarily to London police station where he was arrested and bailed

Dimming lights in Hounslow to save money 'could make streets less safe'

Hounslow councillor Peter Thompson
Conservatives also criticise plans by the Labour-run council to slash the frequency of grass cutting in the borough

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

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

Drastic drop in pupils attending top rated secondary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham

One school in the borough is in special measures and another requires improvement. Last year all schools were good or outstanding

Hounslow's secondary schools best in London, but primaries among worst

Ofsted's annual report also shows schools in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea are flying high, but secondary schools in Brent are the worst in London

H&F scraps elderly and disabled home care charges

Hammersmith and Fulham Council announced they will be getting rid of the charges after saving money elsewhere

Candlelit vigil in Heston for victims of Peshawar school massacre

People of all faiths gathered yesterday at Heston Asian United Reformed Church to pay their respects to victims of the terror attack

Hounslow gas blast: MP calls for contingency fund to help survivors

MP Seema Malhotra says help should be available to disaster victims who are asked to pay for emergency work at their properties

Hounslow ready for ice and snow, despite cutbacks, insists council

The borough's salt reserves remain more than four times the total used for gritting during the last two years, despite a significant cut in the council's winter budget

Harrow Observer Toy Appeal 2014: Festive cheer on children's ward at Northwick Park, all thanks to YOU

Deputy editor Mhairi MacFarlane pays tribute to our readers after overwhelming contribution of toys for unwell children staying at the hospital this Christmas

Hounslow gas blast: MP calls for contingency fund to help survivors

MP Seema Malhotra says help should be available to disaster victims who are asked to pay for emergency work at their properties

Hounslow ready for ice and snow, despite cutbacks, insists council

The borough's salt reserves remain more than four times the total used for gritting during the last two years, despite a significant cut in the council's winter budget
Ealing Town Hall, home to the borough council

More Ealing Council cuts on the way after recent reductions account for just 55% of savings required

Council look to find savings of £43m with £9m by February - £3m cut in children and youth services on the cards

Crooked Southall landlord told to pay back £70,000

Landlord hit hard in the pocket after ignoring Ealing Council warning and court orders

Gunnersbury Park Museum to close as £21 million restoration gets underway

The museum will close from next Tuesday afternoon, and its refurbishment is not set to be completed until spring 2017
Members of the Youth Parliament at the Commons

Future generation of politicians selected for battle to represent Hillingdon's youth

Six teenagers hoping to represent their borough in the next UK Youth Parliament have been selected from a list of 12.

Proportion of Hillingdon pre-school children meeting target development levels lowest in London

Ofsted also ranked Hillingdon among the bottom third of all boroughs in the capital in terms of the proportion of children attending 'good' or 'outstanding' primary and secondary schools.

EU ruling 'major blow' for Heathrow Airport expansion plans

The cross-party 2M Group of councils says there is now 'no way out' for Heathrow, but the airport says the ruling makes no difference.

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