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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.

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

Defence secretary sees Heston cadets in action

Michael Fallon impressed by rifle shooting and model plane building skills of air and army cadets he meets

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.

Cycle Superhighway 9 to go ahead, but only through Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham

Cyclng czar Andrew Gilligan confirms CS9 will be built, but cyclists should expect to wait at least two years to use the lane

Hammersmith and Fulham deny scuppering attempts to delay Earls Court demolition

The council has been accused of reneging on its promises after holding a private meeting to push through demolition details

New consultation demanded over Charing Cross Hospital's A&E confusion

NHS bosses came under fire from Labour councillors after they could not clarify what kind of A&E would be at Charing Cross when it is turned into a local hospital

Couple fined £75,000 over 'beds in sheds' in Hounslow

Husband and wife were ordered to cough up after ignoring council orders to stop using three outbuildings in Park Road, Hounslow, as accommodation

'Snail's pace' approach to safety improvements at Chiswick roundabout 'not good enough'

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi highlighted figures showing the unsolved crime rate in Hounslow has risen to 77 per cent
Boris Johnson accused of dragging his feet over promised work to accident hot spots Chiswick roundabout and Kew Bridge Road, in Brentford

Pupils in Isleworth clock up more than 5,500 miles in walking contest

Students at Isleworth Town and Ivybridge primary schools have been going head to head in the hi-tech walking contest Beat the Street

Heroic Harrow workman saves lives after investigating collapsed chimney

Roofer Nikos Shellis was called out on Sunday to a 'dramatic scene' where a roof could have been about to cave in.

'Snail's pace' approach to safety improvements at Chiswick roundabout 'not good enough'

London Assembly member Murad Qureshi highlighted figures showing the unsolved crime rate in Hounslow has risen to 77 per cent
Boris Johnson accused of dragging his feet over promised work to accident hot spots Chiswick roundabout and Kew Bridge Road, in Brentford

Pupils in Isleworth clock up more than 5,500 miles in walking contest

Students at Isleworth Town and Ivybridge primary schools have been going head to head in the hi-tech walking contest Beat the Street
Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma campaigning on behalf of the Labour Party

MP welcomes free parking in Southall for Diwali

MP Virendra Sharma says the decision by Ealing Council to suspend car parking charges in Southall for two days this week will be a boost for business.

Rally in Ealing calls for swifter action against irresponsible dog owners

Over 50 people turned up on Saturday morning to support the owner of a popular local cat called Morgan, who was killed by two unleashed Staffordshire bull terriers being walked down a residential street in Hanwell.

Southall salon owner fined over £1000 after caught cutting corners

Ahmed Imtiaz, owner of Ahmed’s Hair and Beauty Salon, Southall, appeared at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on October 2 after being caught on CCTV leaving rubbish from his business on the street.

Search is on to fill new HS2 job - but is it too little too late?

HS2 say the role will help people eligible for government compensation - but anti-HS2 campaigner says "only a tiny percentage are eligible, so relatively few people will be helped at all"

Parents warned as application deadline looms

Council school admissions team is encouraging parents to apply for more than one school and that they should consider local schools as well as others further away.

Tesco still going ahead with plan to build at Hillingdon Circus despite plummeting shares

And supermarket rival Morrisons has confirmed it is no longer looking to move in across the road after Tesco was given the green light

Other councils

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

Defence secretary sees Heston cadets in action

Michael Fallon impressed by rifle shooting and model plane building skills of air and army cadets he meets

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

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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