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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

Boris's policing deputy steps in to save long-term tenants across London from eviction

Stephen Greenhalgh visited tenants at Met Police owned buildings who were facing eviction after the force was misinformed

H&F Council to give housing tenants more control to protect against developers

Council tenants could have the option to buy their homes or create an organisation to run them independently from the council if given the thumbs up on Monday

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

Rubbish piling up as 'collections are missed' in Hounslow

Bin bags are being left on streets in the borough for up to a week after the scheduled collection date, say householders, with the mess attracting rats

Subsidence fears at Isleworth playground prove unfounded

The play area at Redlees Park, which has been closed for several weeks, is set to be replaced after a survey shows there is no underlying subsidence problem at the site

Gunnersbury Museum and Park voluntary trustees wanted

Ealing and Hounslow councils are inviting applications from people with a passion for the site

Report into school's finances which highlights 'significant weaknesses' kept under wraps by Harrow Council

Headteacher Tara Gratton declined to speak to us when questioned further on her statement

Subsidence fears at Isleworth playground prove unfounded

The play area at Redlees Park, which has been closed for several weeks, is set to be replaced after a survey shows there is no underlying subsidence problem at the site

Gunnersbury Museum and Park voluntary trustees wanted

Ealing and Hounslow councils are inviting applications from people with a passion for the site

Cycle hub at North Acton station now ready for commuters

The council is focused on creating a local culture of cycling as one of TfL’s ‘Biking Boroughs’

Campaigners attempt third High Court challenge to Acton's Oaks Shopping Centre plans

Oaks Shopping Centre
The Oaks Action Group say the ruling dismissing their claims could take the process back to the 'dark ages'

Southall's domestic abuse sufferers take to the streets for White Ribbon Day

Virendra Sharma MP for Southall, DCI Colin Wingrove attended the event which included a street theatre performed by the domestic abuse sufferers themselves.

Opposition grows against plan to open betting shop next to Hayes YMCA

Community groups joined the fight against an application to open a Coral betting shop next to a youth centre and hostel

Eastcote bowls club to unveil £95,000 extension

The added space will double the size of the club and allow it to remain open throughout the year.

Labour wins Charville seat as voters stay away

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

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