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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.

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party

Seema Malhotra MP: Self employed will get a fair shot under Labour

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.

Hounslow MPs back air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Feltham & Heston MP Seema Malhotra says she made the decision 'with a heavy heart'

Cllr Greg Smith: Fulham super sewer is entirely pointless

Councillor Greg Smith, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham's Conservative opposition, discusses the "devastating" costs of Thames Water's super sewer project in his latest column.

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'

Cllr Greg Smith: Fulham super sewer is entirely pointless

Councillor Greg Smith, leader of Hammersmith & Fulham's Conservative opposition, discusses the "devastating" costs of Thames Water's super sewer project in his latest column.

Refurbished Fulham Post Office now open longer

The Post Office in Fulham Road has been modernised and will now open longer to help customers, writes James Sherrard

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

An apple a day is no tough challenge for Boston Manor Park volunteers.

New community orchard will take root on section of park not used for four years.

St Catherine's House in Feltham to become homeless hostel

The Grade II-listed former church tower and its extension, which was previously used by Hounslow Homes, will house up to 127 people in 40 rooms

Chelsea FC move to Twickenham Stadium given cautious welcome

Isleworth councillor says temporary relocation would be popular with club's local fan base but transport and policing issues would have to be addressed

Neighbours in Hatch End fed up with seeing 'rats the size of cats' in their gardens and homes

Neighbours living in Hatch End have had to endure seeing and hearing rats' the size of cats' after Harrow Council pulled down garages.

St Catherine's House in Feltham to become homeless hostel

The Grade II-listed former church tower and its extension, which was previously used by Hounslow Homes, will house up to 127 people in 40 rooms

Chelsea FC move to Twickenham Stadium given cautious welcome

Isleworth councillor says temporary relocation would be popular with club's local fan base but transport and policing issues would have to be addressed

Angellica Bell unveils plaque marking new school extension

Gifford Primary in Northolt celebrated the opening of a new hall, several classes, meeting rooms and offices on Friday

Cllr Gregory Stafford: Labour party-politicking devalues debate about local NHS

Councillor Gregory Stafford , leader of the Ealing Conservatives, charges Labour with political point scoring over local NHS changes in his latest column.

Elated campaigners hand in bid for The Old Library Centre Acton

Co-director Glynne Steele hopes Ealing Council gives them the go ahead as 'people want to be happy, to do good things and to be inspired'
Hillingdon Council

Neighbours object to Ruislip's Middlesex Stadium's sports bar The Clubhouse's plans for extended hours

Hillingdon Council’s licensing sub-committee meets on Friday to consider whether to approve the longer operating hours at the Middlesex Stadium venue in Breakspear Road, Ruislip

Betting shop applies to open on doorstep of Hayes YMCA

Community groups object to an application to open a Coral betting shop in Hayes with fears over the impact on vulnerable young people in the area

Patients to benefit from refurbishment of Hayes health centre whose walk-in service closes next week

Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes
The internal revamp of Hesa Primary Care Centre in Station Road, Hayes, will see the two resident GP surgeries relocated to the ground floor and a three new consulting rooms, record storage space and a new reception and waiting area provided

Other councils

Hounslow MPs back air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

Feltham & Heston MP Seema Malhotra says she made the decision 'with a heavy heart'

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

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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