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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.

Members of the Youth Parliament at the Commons

Ealing girl to take part in Youth Parliament debate at House of Commons

Ashvarya Madhani from Ealing will join youth parliamentarians from around the country to debate topics chosen by their peers, when they gather in November.

Hounslow council leaders grilled over the impact of planned £35 million cuts

Fears raised over the effect on services for the elderly, mental health care and the safeguarding of vulnerable young people

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour isn't cleaning up Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith , says the Labour-run council is failing to keep the streets clean.

Councillor Mo Khursheed: Council's plan to cut polling stations could voter turnout fall

Polling Station
Councillor Mo Khursheed , leader of the Labour group on Hillingdon Council. sounds a warning about the council's polling station review in his latest column.

Labour politicians in Brentford and Isleworth call for an end to Iraq air strikes

Constituency group says missiles are killing innocent civilians, fuelling support for Islamic State terrorists

House prices in Hounslow see biggest rise in London

Prices in Ealing also rise rapidly, according to Land Registry figures, but estate agent warns the bubble may have already burst

Cllr Greg Smith: Labour isn't cleaning up Hammersmith and Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith , says the Labour-run council is failing to keep the streets clean.

More ambulances missing target response times as private spending rockets

The proportion of ambulances failing to arrive within eight minutes has increased by up to a fifth cent in west London
Councillor Steve Curran said the findings of Hounslow Homes' internal fraud inquiry had been passed to police

Compulsory registration on the cards to stop rogue landlords exploiting tenants in Hounslow

Landlords across the borough could soon be forced to register with the council to ensure their properties are up to scratch

Fourth time lucky for Reynard Mills plan as planning chair lauds public involvement.

Work due to start on former BBC site next summer.

New homes could be built on green belt land in Hounslow

Council leader Steve Curran says it would be 'remiss' not to look at building on the protected open space in an attempt to meet the huge demand for housing

On the beat: Harrow police chief Simon Ovens on a busy week

Each week Mr Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow

Fourth time lucky for Reynard Mills plan as planning chair lauds public involvement.

Work due to start on former BBC site next summer.

New homes could be built on green belt land in Hounslow

Council leader Steve Curran says it would be 'remiss' not to look at building on the protected open space in an attempt to meet the huge demand for housing

Ealing Green residents say consultation on Tesco Express has been done 'behind closed doors'

Tesco stick to their claim they have been in consultation with the community since May

Alice Gross family say public memorial service will thank the Hanwell community

The parents of murdered teenager Alice Gross say a public memorial service this weekend will be a thank you to the local community for its support.

Crack den where heroin user was found is shut down

Ealing Council and Ealing Police officers have closed down a house in Southall after receiving complaints from residents about it being used as a drugs den

Could this be the decision that brings Primark to Uxbridge?

Planning officials have granted permission for a major overhaul of the Pavilions shopping centre that will see 15 shops consolidated into one giant store to make way for a 'major' new retailer.

Hillingdon Council outperforming other local authorities on mental health spending

New figures show the amount spent by the council on mental health as a percentage of its overall health budget was three times the national average in 2013-14.

Labour names the man it hopes will hold Charville seat

John Oswell is an experienced former Labour member of Hillingdon Council, who represented the Pinkwell ward in Hayes for many years.

Other councils

Members of the Youth Parliament at the Commons

Ealing girl to take part in Youth Parliament debate at House of Commons

Ashvarya Madhani from Ealing will join youth parliamentarians from around the country to debate topics chosen by their peers, when they gather in November.

Labour politicians in Brentford and Isleworth call for an end to Iraq air strikes

Constituency group says missiles are killing innocent civilians, fuelling support for Islamic State terrorists

About 200 workers protest outside West Middlesex Hospital during NHS strike over pay

Union leader says no patients were put at risk and thanks members of the public for their support

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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