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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.

Angie Bray, Conservative MP for Ealing Central & Acton

Angie Bray MP: Scottish referendum is no bad thing (and neither is one on Europe)

After what seems like a lengthy campaign, the referendum on Scottish independence is just weeks away, writes Ealing Central & Acton MP, Angie Bray

Lord Adonis launches major review into tri-borough services

The Baron will be joined by an LSE professor and the senior vice president of Warner Bros to test the quality and effectiveness of the model.

Steve Pound MP: Why Greenford can be proud of its famous and successful son

In his latest column, Labour MP for Ealiing North Steve Pound , pays tribute to one of his constituents who is a remarkable 'rags to riches' success story.

Compulsory purchase plans approved to secure Brentford stadium site

Councillors vote overwhelmingly to use compulsory purchase orders to buy land needed for Brentford FC's arena if negotiations with the owners break down

Nick Hurd loses cabinet job

The Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP has lost his job as Civil Society Minister in Dave Cameron's cabinet reshuffle. 
Councillor Greg Smith

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour need to get a grip of the numbers

Councillor Greg Smith takes aim at Labour-run Hammersmith & Fulham's budget plans in his inaugural column as Conservative group leader.

Westminster Council winning west London twitter battle

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Westminster is beating Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea with its number of twitter followers.

Lord Adonis launches major review into tri-borough services

The Baron will be joined by an LSE professor and the senior vice president of Warner Bros to test the quality and effectiveness of the model.
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Hounslow council losing west London Twitter battle

Hounslow behind in the Twitter stakes with worst follower performance in west London and third worst in London

Have your say to ensure Hounslow Council keeps you in the loop

Council wants your suggestions about how it can improve communications and ensure the public gets to help shape how things are done

Hounslow mayor's dinner raises more than £6,500 for two charities

The money will be split between Corinna Smart's chosen charities Hounslow Community FoodBox and the London Wildlife Trust

Head speaks of excitement ahead of proposed new Wealdstone secondary school

The expansion of Whitefriars is a part of the borough-wide expansion programme.

Have your say to ensure Hounslow Council keeps you in the loop

Council wants your suggestions about how it can improve communications and ensure the public gets to help shape how things are done

Hounslow mayor's dinner raises more than £6,500 for two charities

The money will be split between Corinna Smart's chosen charities Hounslow Community FoodBox and the London Wildlife Trust

Southall shopkeepers describe roadworks as a 'living nightmare'

Roadworks are designed to reduce pedestrian casualties and to make Southall a more attractive shopping destination.

Tough times ahead for Ealing after Government slashes support- but who will suffer remains unknown

The leader of Ealing Council has said they do not yet know exactly where cuts will be made, but they intend to protect the vulnerable

New name, same aim for the Ealing Half Marathon

Ealing Half Marathon runners in Lammas Park
Ealing Half Marathon has altered its name after registering as a Community Interest Company.

Hillingdon gets huge boost in funding for early years education

Hillingdon Council will spend £8.8million on pre-primary school children this year

Schools success hailed by Conservative leader as he takes a swipe at Labour group

Tory leader pays tribute to political colleagues and council staff as £150m school building programme nears completion.

Work to repair burst water main in Ruislip ongoing

Affinity Water are fixing a burst water main in the road leading to Ruislip Lido

Other councils

'Hounslow's young people need a louder voice'

Hounslow's youth MP speaks out after borough's representation in UK Youth Parliament is halved

MPs begin HS2 petition hearings

Rail bill committee will now spend months - possibly years - scrutinising nearly 2,000 objections to HS2

MP Virendra Sharma talks politics with Featherstone High School students

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma said the view of cynics that young people are not interested in politics is far from accurate.

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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
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