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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.

Record number of children adopted in London

The Government is attributing the rise in adoptions to its changes to the adoption system which make it quicker and easier

New primary school gets green light to open in Brentford

Floreat Brentford Primary School is due to open next September, with a site in Commerce Road the preferred location, after being approved by the Department for Education

Seema Malhotra MP: Self employed will get a fair shot under Labour

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party
Seema Malhotra , Labour MP for Feltham & Heston, discusses how a Labour government would help the 16% of Hounslow residents who are self-employed, in her latest column.

Hounslow MPs back air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Feltham & Heston MP Seema Malhotra says she made the decision 'with a heavy heart'

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.

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

Free car maintenance lesson for women in Hounslow

Female drivers can learn about looking after their cars at a free lesson next Monday (October 6) designed to boost their confidence

New primary school gets green light to open in Brentford

Floreat Brentford Primary School is due to open next September, with a site in Commerce Road the preferred location, after being approved by the Department for Education

An apple a day is no tough challenge for Boston Manor Park volunteers.

New community orchard will take root on section of park not used for four years.

Three petitions launched by campaigners trying to save Harrow Arts Centre

After Harrow Council announced that the arts centre in Hatch End could close due to cuts, so far three separate petitions have been launched to help save it.

New primary school gets green light to open in Brentford

Floreat Brentford Primary School is due to open next September, with a site in Commerce Road the preferred location, after being approved by the Department for Education

An apple a day is no tough challenge for Boston Manor Park volunteers.

New community orchard will take root on section of park not used for four years.

Alice Gross: A community in mourning over murder of a 'sweet and beautiful daughter'

Ealing Town Hall is flying its flag at half mast today in tribute to Hanwell schoolgirl Alice Gross, whose body was found in the River Brent on Tuesday triggering a murder inquiry.

Woman convicted for 30k benefit fraud 'flouted the law'

A 46-year-old from Perivale has been found guilty of conspiring to commit benefit fraud amounting to £30,736.98 over a three year period

Alice Gross: Politicians speak out on 'the day everyone has been dreading'

MP for Ealing North Steve Pound and leader of Ealing Council Julian Bell have expressed their deep sadness on behalf of the community after police recovered a body from the River Brent

Bm@il: BigFest was a busy, buzzy bundle of joy

Anyone who ventured into the High Street would have found themselves surrounded by dancers, singers, stilt walkers – and most importantly a great, buzzing, happy atmosphere.

In-pictures: Magic and music bring crowds to BigFest

There were a range of attractions at the family-friendly street art festival in Uxbridge town centre

Meeting called as plan for dementia 'village' in Harefield is submitted to council

Join a Harefield Tenants' and Residents' Association meeting to find out more about the plan for a 400-home care centre at the Medi Parc site

Other councils

Record number of children adopted in London

The Government is attributing the rise in adoptions to its changes to the adoption system which make it quicker and easier

Hounslow MPs back air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Feltham & Heston MP Seema Malhotra says she made the decision 'with a heavy heart'

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

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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