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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.

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. 

Strikers join picket line at Uxbridge Civic Centre

Teachers, firefighters and public sector workers join national walk-out in row with Government over pay and pensions

Andy Slaughter MP: The fight for West London's hospitals goes on

Hammersmith Labour MP Andy Slaughter accuses the Government of dodging questions over the future of hospital A&Es, in his latest getwestlondon political column.

'Hounslow's young people need a louder voice'

Hounslow's youth MP speaks out after borough's representation in UK Youth Parliament is halved
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Lack of cycling cash for Hounslow 'perverse', says council

Hounslow Council officer criticises lack of support for cycling as superhighway plans remain on hold

North End Road number one regeneration focus

The famous Fulham road is set to be a focus for the council's new economic development plans

Fulham residents accuse furniture factory of making them vomit

Residents in Fulham who live close to a furniture factory have complained of 'chemical fumes' which they say have been making them ill.

BREAKING: Plans for new 27-storey tower in Hounslow

New tower just off Hounslow High Street would dwarf that proposed by Tesco

'Winter Lights' show to illuminate Hounslow

The spectacular fire and light performance this November will be organised by a team of 20 youths as part of a project to boost their employment prospects

Watch 'Up' for free under the stars in Hounslow

Film screening will be preceded by family fun, including sports, story-telling and mask-masking

Proposal to bring back chief executive shows Labour's 'inability to make decisions', say opposition

Susan Hall, the Conservative leader, also claimed the new leader David Perry only works 'two days a week' as leader.

'Winter Lights' show to illuminate Hounslow

The spectacular fire and light performance this November will be organised by a team of 20 youths as part of a project to boost their employment prospects

Watch 'Up' for free under the stars in Hounslow

Film screening will be preceded by family fun, including sports, story-telling and mask-masking
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Crunch time for beleaguered Ealing cinema site

Despite the CPO Ealing will still be without a cinema for another three years.

Campaigners hope to take over Southall's Warren Farm sports ground development as QPR waivers

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Hanwell Community Forum want to work with Ealing Council to secure funding for a pavilion

£11million redevelopment of Southall to cause 'traffic chaos' in run up to Christmas

Southall Broadway with be closed westbound from July 28th to December as works are carried out to make the road safer for pedestrians.

Campaigners will challenge the Government over the environmental impact of HS2

Complaints from Hillingdon Council, HS2 Action Alliance and anti-HS2 campaigner Lottie Jones about the Government's decision not to conduct an environmental assessment for HS2 will be heard by a UN Committee in Geneva

Hillingdon honours its war veterans with Civic Medal

The council thanked the war heroes for the part they played in British history

Frankie & Benny's will open restaurant in Uxbridge

The American-Italian restaurant chain is the latest business set to come to Uxbridge after rumours of a Primark sent Twitter into a frenzy

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