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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.

How would you vote in the Scottish referendum?

Would you choose independence or would you stick with the union?

Feeding pigeons could be banned in Hounslow

Hounslow Council is considering introducing a borough-wide ban on feeding the birds, which were described last night as a 'health hazard'

Angie Bray MP: Scotland's decision will have huge implications for England too

Regardless of whether its Yes or No, the Scottish independence vote will have wide ranging implications for those of us in England, writes Ealing Central & Acton MP Angie Bray

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

PR guru chosen to contest Feltham & Heston for Tories in general election

Simon Nayyar ran for Hackney South & Shoreditch in the 2010 general election

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

Nominate your favourite Hammersmith & Fulham shop or service for a Brilliant Business Award

Nominate a business in Hammersmith & Fulham for an award
Do you know a brilliant business you wouldn't hesitate to recommend? A local business hero? Or a business that makes a difference to the quality of your life or others?

Breaking: Council threaten legal action as super sewer through Fulham given green light

Neighbours and politicians in Fulham are furious as they say the tunnel will cause misery for tens of thousands of people living near the Carnwath Road site.

Watch: Hounslow schoolchildren join Lawrence Dallaglio to mark one year countdown to Rugby World Cup

A hundred pupils from five secondary schools across Hounslow teamed up with the former world cup winner to pass a ball one mile between them from Redlees Park, in Isleworth, to the gates of Twickenham Stadium

Locals with Scottish roots cast their votes over referendum question.

It's crunch time for England's neighbour and tensions are high ahead of one of the biggest decisions likely to be made in history writes Goolistan Cooper.

Trash talk: rubbish on Chiswick High Road branded 'unacceptable'

Litter on the street
Hounslow Council promises to crack down on businesses and householders flouting the rules by leaving waste out long before a collection is due

Fraudsters have 100 boxes of fake loom bands seized by trading standards

Harrow Council's officers made the discovery during a set of raids as a part of a day of action.

Locals with Scottish roots cast their votes over referendum question.

It's crunch time for England's neighbour and tensions are high ahead of one of the biggest decisions likely to be made in history writes Goolistan Cooper.

Trash talk: rubbish on Chiswick High Road branded 'unacceptable'

Litter on the street
Hounslow Council promises to crack down on businesses and householders flouting the rules by leaving waste out long before a collection is due

Vote for your favourite park now, say Ealing Council

The country's search for park of the year has begun

New church garden for contemplation and thinking time

St Mary's Church Garden in South Ealing is opening this weekend with the Bishop of London

Community stalwart retiring after 70 years in work

Reginald Cole & Co Ltd in Ealing is stopping business on Wednesday
Jamie Chapman, 20, of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, and Jason Winskill, 25, of Hatton Grove, West Drayton , were convicted of sexually abusing two girls from a Hillingdon Council-run children's home

Brothers convicted of sexually abusing two girls at Hillingdon Council-run children's home

Jason Winskill, 25, of Hatton Grove, West Drayton and Jamie Chapman, 20, of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, were convicted yesterday at Southwark Crown Court of crimes carried out between May and December 2012

In pictures: Community out in force to support independent shop owners

Neighbours join traders at Independents' Day street party in Northwood Hills

'You're to blame'. Observer columnist takes a swipe at Uxbridge and South Ruislip for saying 'yes' to Boris

“Blame them for eschewing the opportunity to select sensibly, for their locality, and instead behaving like stoned students up for a rag-day laugh."

Other councils

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

PR guru chosen to contest Feltham & Heston for Tories in general election

Simon Nayyar ran for Hackney South & Shoreditch in the 2010 general election

Shadow work secretary hears about 'rising cost of learning' from West Thames College students

Students at the Isleworth campus complain about tuition fees, travel costs and childcare expenses during a visit by Labour MP Rachel Reeves

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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