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About Us

Letter from the Editor

The website Get West London was launched by Reach plc in 2013 to provide news from areas of the capital covered by our print editions.

We currently publish the Ealing Gazette, the Gazette (Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster), the Chronicle & Informer (Hounslow and Staines) and the Uxbridge Gazette.

Our focus is as a live, largely video-first news site, bringing the latest on what is breaking in the west of London and beyond.

Although the site was launched off the back of the print editions, it is far from a weekly-led consideration and regularly makes use of live blogs to cover incidents.

The nature of breaking incidents and 24-hour news means misinformation fast becomes rife, and our aim is to present, quickly and clearly, only what we know to be fact.

In recent times we have covered major tragedies including terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower disaster, but we will also bring the latest on incidents at the ends of our readers’ streets, from road traffic accidents to the stabbings which are all too common.

We are grateful, though, also to be able to cover the big events which celebrate the diversity and creativity of our beautiful city, from Christmas to Eid to Diwali - to the Notting Hill Carnival.

The politics of our readers covers a broad spectrum and getwestlondon aspires to objectivity - to present the facts to let the reader reach their own conclusions.

We are delighted to be a launch partner of The Trust Project as we endeavour to make it simpler for readers of all ages and from all around the world to discover more about who we are and what we believe in.

How our journalists work

Ethics policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of Get West London's business philosophy.

Reach plc, Get West London's parent company, is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Our journalists work according to The Editors’ Code of Practice, which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism and is enforced by IPSO. On joining Get West London, all editorial staff complete a training course in the Code and attend legal refresher training.

At Get West London, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

Verification and fact checking

We expect our staff to use their best endeavours to verify the stories being put forward for publication.

Unnamed sources

Journalists have an obligation under IPSO’s Editors’ Code of Practice to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.

When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience and professionalism of its staff.

Corrections Policy

If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:

Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

If you have an issue about how Get West London, the Ealing Gazette, the Gazette (Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster), the Chronicle & Informer (Hounslow and Staines) or the Uxbridge Gazette has written about you personally or has treated you and wish to make a formal complaint over a potential breach of the Editor's Code of Practice, please see Reach plc's Complaints Policy and Procedure.

You can also contact IPSO for advice.

Tell us what you think

There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

Our People

Editor: Andrew Worden

Executive editor (digital): Stuart Richards

Our Business

Get West London is part of Reach plc, Britain’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher, with a print and online portfolio reaching 38.6million people every month. The award-winning Reach plc publications stretch across England, Scotland and Wales, with more than 150 newspaper titles and more than 80 websites. These iconic brands sit at the heart of their communities, forming part of the fabric of everyday life for thousands of people across the UK. Find out which of our regional titles is nearest you, whether online or in print.

Reach plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE SmallCap Index.

Get West London does not have a paywall and is available free to readers both on the web and as an app. As such, you are kindly asked to whitelist getwestlondon.co.uk if you are running an ad-blocker.

In addition to newspaper sale price, our titles are funded by advertising, partnerships, sponsorships and affiliate commission, which are regulated by the ASA.

Diversity Policy

The Company is committed to increasing the service quality, profitability and efficiency of the Company by attracting and recruiting the people who are best suited to meet the standards for the role and the Company without regard to race, creed, colour, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex change, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

We pursue a policy of equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Equal Opportunities

Reach plc continued its commitment to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices to ensure we attract and retain the best people. In 2016, both the number of women within the Group and the number of women occupying senior managerial roles increased to 42% of staff (2015: 37%) and 31% (2015: 24%) respectively. Senior managers have responsibility for key businesses or functions within the Group.