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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.

Labour councillor in Hounslow suspended by party

Khulique Malik, who represents Feltham North, has been suspended pending an investigation by the party

Ex-Harrow councillor and Conservative MP Mark Pritchard arrested over alleged rape

MP went voluntarily to London police station where he was arrested and bailed

Dimming lights in Hounslow to save money 'could make streets less safe'

Hounslow councillor Peter Thompson
Conservatives also criticise plans by the Labour-run council to slash the frequency of grass cutting in the borough

Closure of four Harrow libraries and reduction of hours of remaining branches proposed by council

The Mayor of Harrow in 2013/14 Councillor Nizam Ismail pictured at Edgware's Bob Lawrence Library
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

Mayor of London 2016 has another candidate

Conservative party member Mr Greenhalgh lead Hammersmith and Fulham council from 2006 to 2012 before becoming the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime working alongside Boris Johnson.

Former Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader enters London mayoral race with pledge to cut rail fares

Stephen Greenhalgh, who ran Hammersmith and Fulham Council for six years before taking up a job with Boris Johnson, is now hoping to succeed his boss.

Drastic drop in pupils attending top rated secondary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham

One school in the borough is in special measures and another requires improvement. Last year all schools were good or outstanding
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Deadly Heston blaze started when man set himself alight

Details of the tragedy emerge as rogue landlords are sentenced for breaching fire safety regulations at the flat, off New Heston Road

Hounslow Council cracks down on litter with 50 on the spot fines dished out in December

Hounslow Council is issuing on the spot fines for littering.
Hounslow is serving notice on litter louts by issuing dozens of on-the-spot fines of up to £80.

Search on for budding entrepreneur to open rent-free business in Brentford

One lucky person will get a rent-free shop, plus business and financial support, to help revive a long-empty former opticians in Brentford High Street

Review of the Year: March: Same sex marriage and Saddam

March was the month when same sex marriage became legal and Harrow restaurant owner received threats after displaying a poster of Saddam Hussein in his window.

Hounslow Council cracks down on litter with 50 on the spot fines dished out in December

Hounslow Council is issuing on the spot fines for littering.
Hounslow is serving notice on litter louts by issuing dozens of on-the-spot fines of up to £80.

Search on for budding entrepreneur to open rent-free business in Brentford

One lucky person will get a rent-free shop, plus business and financial support, to help revive a long-empty former opticians in Brentford High Street

Rowdy man who smashed windows of two homes banned from a Northolt estate

Christopher Slattery, 61, has been served with an injunction preventing him from entering Smiths Farm Estate for a year

Ealing Lib Dems' call-in for scrutiny of planned day care centre closures: rejected

The leader of the council has said no decisions have been taken yet and the council will continue to consult with users, carers, staff, partners and the voluntary sector

Two-way traffic resumes on Southall Broadway after six months

The high street has been closed westbound since July as part of the £11m project to regenerate the town.

New images of Hayes and Harlington Crossrail station

Planning application goes in for light and airy glass and steel building

Council tax set to freeze in Hillingdon as £15million savings announced

Hillingdon Council says it will save the money through improved efficiency and insists frontline services will not be cut.

Future generation of politicians selected for battle to represent Hillingdon's youth

Members of the Youth Parliament at the Commons
Six teenagers hoping to represent their borough in the next UK Youth Parliament have been selected from a list of 12.

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